in pve, only one fight from 10s will have some kind of a BIG dot, where this reduction will make any difference.Some utility for hands? mmm 70% DoT reduction is HUGE, and is going to be a god sent for any fight that has DoT mechanics. Ontop of that double Hand of Sac will do wonders, especially on progression fights.
even in cata you had a baseline 31(or what was that number) points to reach last tier skill and pick some good talents from other trees, and after that(or on your way to last tier) you still had 2-6 optional talent points, that could change some minor details (choice here)"The removed all the choise" i'm assuming you mean choice, and we never had it. On live you have one spec. If that spec isn't the cookie cutter you're doing it wrong. You go from having 31+ non-choice talents to have 6 tiers of legit choices. Do you like the passive run speed? Or do you want long arm while taking boot enchant? Do you need DoT protection or another Sac? a passive shield or a hot? AoE damage or direct damage?
and during the building your talents from first to last, you could feel how your main role gets better and better (dps/hps/mitigation+def. abilities). do not know why blizzards decided that passive +X% buffs in spec are boring.. and why they removed spell ranks..
Now, during leveling, you can get a few levelups without talent points or new skills, and THAT is boring, imho
my bad, by defense i ment a significant talents for protection spec: all of them were moved into skills or passives nowYou complain about not having defensive.. but selflesshealer + glyph of FoL allows us to (if needed) Instant Wings > Instant FoL > WoG. They give us a whole tier line DEDICATED TO DEFENSE UTILITY!!!!
yah, i am not contsructive - it is just my feelings ) I think i will explain my QQ position in one sentance: i think that Rift talents system is much more interesting than what we have now, and MoP system goes even further away from it.I'd prefer more constructive input than "NOT ALL TALENTS ARE DPS INCREASES SO I HATE THIS".
btw: when i was leveling in BC, 1st time ever playing in MMO, i was a ret paladin, with holy tree and Holy Shock spell, just because i liked that it can dps enemy or heal me. Also it was one more button to press, and that was already good for rets )
Can you see any similiar freedom now?