So apparently Gc said this on his Twitter.
We think Ret is almost exactly where it should be. Decent mobility. Tons of utility. Some offhealing capability. Reliable Power.
Now while I'm kind of happy with Ret I have to wonder, Where does Blizzard think Ret should be in Pvp? I mean Ret is not an amazing spec for PvP. The biggest thing Ret brings to the table is being able to off heal. Our damage is good while using Cd's and then pretty bad when they are down. With the nerfs to hybrid healing and the over all nerf to healing in Pvp Ret's self healing is horrible. WoG is healing for around 30k with 3 holy power. Current health pools are over 360k meaning it would take over 10 casts of WoG with 3 holy power to get full health.
I think if Blizzard can buff ret's survivability through either healing or a new defensive cd the spec will be where it should be. However by the sound of Ghost Crawler they are happy to leave Ret where it is (not very good in arena or rated bg's).