I just started a druid with a friend and we are trying to hit 80 asap, so that we can jump right into Cata. With all the new talent changes, is feral still the best for leveling or is balance acceptable at a lower level?
Balance has come a long way, it's better than it used to be - but relying on mana means there will always be times that you need to stop and drink. It's not as bad though, in my experience. And the downtime is cut dramatically when you get Innervate at 28 - as long as you use it frequently, you won't have to drink often. Also, if you have the BOA trinkets, that will help a lot too.