Ret isnt as bad as people say but i find myself being quite frustrated sometimes. That being said, why dont we have good peels we can slow melee by 80%? we can Bop Casters or we can take 30sec HoJ or repent to get rid of annoying warriors or rogues who want to sprint of when theyre at 10%. If your trying to play ret like a warrior you ARE going to get wrecked if you play it as Support, I.E with healing and your team members in mind you may do better.
OP still has a point about Ret though. Severe under representation in PvE and PvP, though blizzard dont care at MMO-C i presume, posting in official US/EU forums would be best way.