I thought you healer types took something like a hippocratic oath before joining PvP?
I suppose not.
Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.
Meh, the few times i actually join a bg with my shaman i can heal the entire team at the same time because the enemy just doesn't go for me, hehe. (I'm even going in full pve gear and no one even targets me, if they do, frost shock + ghost wolf ftw! )
Of course it's 'right'. Back when I was healing (especially in Tbc), I hated when some low item level geared douche would rush in and become blown into pieces, as soon as he realised a healer was backing him up. Or even worse when you're pre-casting that big heal on someone who is about to take a bunch of damage, and the person dies before the cast ends.. Pathetic. At some point you just stop caring about those type of players who haven't realised that they're subpar geared.
Often it's better to reserve mana, cooldowns, prioritize position, escape to catch up with another (better) group, pre-cast/pre-shield/pre-hot better geared/skilled players and some times it's better to focus CC/give the final killing blow to important actors (healers, flag carriers, strong dps etc). It isnt just black and white as some people make it out to be. You're not a healer by role, you're a piece of your team and your role is to be as beneficial as possible.
I always give preference to the guy that is going to help the team more. So the guy I see pumping out a ton of damage is going to get my first heals yes
but if I'm idle yes of course I will try to keep the noob healed up