Yes, it is.
Why not allow shadow priests to channel to gain orbs much like warlocks had with soul harvest and boomkins have with astral communion?
Quoting for a new(not really all other classes ggblizzard) and great idea. Shadows dmg is really poor on most fights it wont be first. Shadows burst is really strong in PvP right now, so it makes it very hard to balance it for PvE. Shadows dps right now is a very static, other than less than 20%, dps rotation with the mix of DP. The only fights shadow can really excell in are ones that we can out play some type of gimmicky thing(elegon) to increase our dps and even then other classes are able to do it better(locks).