Firstly I'd like to mention that I'm not part of the Beta or PTR testing group but I have a few concerns about our Holy Spec. There's been a lot of talk about Disc and how the spec has improved throughout the Beta and their new toy (Spirit Shell). The issue is there doesn't seem to have been much feedback for Holy and personally i'm having trouble accepting the changes and lack off that are affecting the spec.
There's been a large cry for Chakra to be altered to a Totem/Stance Style but personally I find this absolutely a bad change. This means we now have to bind 3 keys to make use of our 3 states or click the ability with a mouse to change "staces". This seems more micromanagement for no real reason and only slows down our ability to switch between our Chakras on the fly. I prefer the old method so I can simply press a button and resume my healing as I should be rather than having to waste 3 buttons to set this up that could have been used for our new talents.Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The changes to sanctuary feel like a huge nerf to making use of our mastery when stacking. I personally make use of Sanctuary in order to keep up our Echo on everyone while continuing to stack it to increase the healing done by myself. This continues as I'm recovering Mana with Hymn of Hope so that I don't lose those stacks as sanctuary is refreshing them. Now I'll have to keep an eye on this as well for a change that really shouldn't matter.
Now I can understand that there's nothing wrong with making a spec a little more complex but that's not the issue here they are making changes to a spec which already performs behind Disc for the sake of the new expansion as "New Content" and "Improvements". Disc already performs quite well as a raid healer and they look quite good for continuing that also in MoP even with the lack of Divine Hymn. Holy just feels more irrelevant in MoP with the lack of single target damage reduction which disc has anyway.
I want people to share their issues with our Holy Spec as i feel we will end up with an abomination of a spec come MoP.