Shamans have more counter classes than any class in the game and its because we have little to no survival tactics or CC's to really make the difference.
With heals not going to truly matter at 85 because they wont be ground breaking, Shamans will be torn apart because people will deal more damage than the common heal will heal. Granted we will have more life, however, Instead of healing, I would prefer to CC some one.
Shamans deserve this out of any class in the game. We have been discussing possible ways to add in a CC and we got 1 new CC and it was meant for PvE not for PvP. If anything, I think the new Elemental Bind should be similar to how Cyclone works and allows us to use it on anyone, not just Elemental's. This helps us a lot when it comes to melee because as the game plays now, in the past and at 85, blizzard will always say melee deserve to sit on you and you need to find a way to counter it. Well instant cast yellow damage from melee out deal my casting blizzard. We need a proper CC to counter them to even out the playing grounds.
Of course, this could be all invalid if shamans are decent at 85, but I know as of right now, Survivability as anyone but Restoration is Horrible. Melee eat my 20,000 armor and 1600 Resilience as if I wasn't wearing anything. I'm being hit by white hits for 2k crits and yellow damage for 5k-6k. We need help as a class and I suggested my idea of making our Bind Elemental CC be used as if it was just like Cyclone instead of like Bane from Warlocks.