My poh, at my medium gear of almost 500 ilev is healing for 31 k per person. Assuming it will hit 5 ppl, thats a 155k heal, on a 2 sec cast, its 75k hps, not 100k. Is my gear too low? I dont know, do you think in the medium hc modes I'm doing 75k is enough, if I get a fully stacked raid to make my poh heal 5 ppl?You have strong normal heals though? I previously mentioned PoH: it has the potential to push 80-100k hps, which is around 33-50%~ better than CH which can generate some 55-70k hps (depending on buffs, ES, RT etc). You have Atonement which is a very strong source of healing. I think Atonement is actually better than the Mistweaver Eminence, Atonement is a 1.5 sec GCD vs a 2 sec GCD (1 for Jab, 1 for TP). I really do think you should wait for some empirical evidence. Guilds will be testing the PTR tonight, and if Discipline Priests are inline with Resto Druids (who I think need more buffs) then I'll agree there's an issue. If however a Disc Priest is tied, or slightly below, a MW then I see no issues with that considering the amount of utility a Disc Priest brings.
Why do you think holy priests aren't pushing 100k hps usually? They have prayer of healing too, and unlike a non-DA disc poh, it benefits from chakra sanctuary and from mastery. Do you see holy priests destroying meters tho? PoH has the potential to do The current ptr iteration poh is basically an untalented spell. For disc, it gets no specific bonuses outside crits, and crit for us comes only from gear, like any other healer. No talent boosts it specifically for disc.
As for atonement, I agree its a strong tool, but it's a lot stronger in 10 mans than in 25 mans, and 25 mans is what I play. Not considering gimick mechanics, its a 30-40k hit that heals for 40-50k. Sure I can rock meters in gimmick places, but what about normal ones? I dont especially want to be that broken toy in strange circumstances. And in a 25 man, its a drop in the ocean.
Once again, I'm not complaining about the nerfs to absorbs, I think they are needed. I dont enjoy having other healers saying my absorbs win by default, and implying that without me "cheating" I wouldnt be worth a dime. I would actually enjoy winning fair and square. But I honestly dont think without absorbs disc has actual healing power. There is a reason why the specc was so shit starting mop: disc had absorbs then too. They just didnt shine until stupid amounts of predictable dmg as hof has, coupled with stupid buffs and gear scaling.