Now, food for thought guys.
We currently can't play with our level 90 talents for some rather obvious reasons. We've had long chats about them. Because I'm stupid, it only just occured to me last night that warriors already have to make this kind of choice on their level 60 talents, because they have to choose between Shockwave (20s) and Dragons Roar (1m) and then Bladestorm which is kind of the outlier here but the main argument for the prot paladin choice was between Holy Prism and Lights Hammer.
It occured to me that the spells are kind of similar - Dragons Roar and Lights Hammer do a massive AOE of BOOOOOOOOOOOM and then Shockwave and Holy Prism do a smaller one of "pew" but at a much more regular CD. Having talked to multiple prot warriors, their opinion is that as nice as Dragons Roar is for the occasional fight and a massive spike, the length of the CD is heavily against it in comparison to Shockwave which whilst it doesn't hit for half as much, the more regular usage and the better control over who you hit with it, is more highly desired.
Could we potentially read into this? I know Holy Prism and Lights Hammer have more to them than the warrior equivalents in the way that they do healing, but could the warrior equivalents help cut out a large chunk of the testing time before we even get there? Holy Prism is just an instant healing/damage effect but Lights Hammer is a pulsing thing so should we have to move then we're screwed, hence we get more control with Holy Prism about what happens, in the same way that Shockwave is controlled by direction rather than Dragon Roar which is just everything within range.
Opinions or am I thinking into this way too much?