Let's get some paladin positivity going and post anecdotes and snippits as to why we love our palamuffins. Being the OP I guess I'll start:
I'm levelling a ret (74 Belf) for the hell of it and boy is it a blast. The new ranged capabilities in BG's is phenomenal and early on our damage is pretty insane.
Earlier I was in AV and saw a lone warrior at FW GY ready to be slapped silly. Just before I took his head he was healed to full by a nearby monk and I figured It'd be conservative to high-tail it out of there. So I'm fleeing like the honourable Paladin I am, Judging, Exorcising and generally laughing in the face of death when a Hunter joins the fray as well as a Rogue with an aptitude for cheap shots. Suddenly I'm stunned and at 3%~ health but I nope straight out of it with my Divine Shield and glorious speech.
Only after 3 minutes and with the help of an additional Warlock and Monk was I felled, a truly valiant death.
So yeah; insane mobility + HP generation + Healing + dumbass lowbies + bubble = frustrating 10% of the enemy team. It is glorious.