You could kill healers before a lot easier, pvp power is only relevant to higher level classes. They forget there are still low level twinks...I know blizzard doesn't care for twinks but what's the point of reducing damage all together? and only in pvp. This was someones horrible idea and the down side just happened to get over looked. Pvp doesn't need anything reduced or increased...pvp power, resilence? honestly they need to bring back the classic way of pvp where it took skill not resilence to kill someone
The point is to make pvp gear far superior to pve gear in pvp. PvE gear was game breaking before this change. PvE gear far outweighed PvP gear in RBGs and Arena when looking at weapons and trinkets and set bonuses. This change puts you at a disadvantage when wearing pve gear instead of at an advantage. Learn to PvP now instead of raiding to get gear for player vs player.