I've played a hunter since around the end of BC, and rerolled paladin ret/holy in mists for a change of scenery. Now I'm absolutely loving the class and... for once... spell effects. However, there's just one problem, world PvP.
As a hunter, I was pretty well known on my server for being the person you don't want to try and gank. I was 2k rating every season and thrived in a world pvp environment. Then I switched to paladin, the complete other side of the table.
I am a melee with no gap closer, Emancipate only does so much against most classes spammable snares now. If you do manage to get in melee range you can blow all cds and nuke the person to death, or they can bubble/cc you and just wait out all of your damage.
I'm currently using:
Long Arm of the Law
Fist of Justice
with glyphs of Divine Storm, Templar's Verdict, and Avenging Wrath
My underlying question is, how do you PvP as a ret paladin?