Having the easiest time and least preparation (well, most preparation but we ALWAYS do it anyway) for blanket healing, means monks will automatically pick up a lot of healing with no extra work/thought, as we have amazing heal sniping capabilities (instant uplift, CT, ReM always being on people, SCK ticking every .66s~, 1s global allowing faster reactions, etc.) Whether that's more or less important "sniping" also correlates to being able to respond to healing faster. Which we clearly are better at than the others. We just lack control, which the other healers pretty much all have.
Anyway, I think that's a strong possibility as to why I was so high on meters, since I didn't have to change anything and ReM picked it up on its own. Where that puts us on the scheme of things? Well if similar throughput is required to what my raid needed (ala unless we're doing things really wrong) then I think monk raw throughput (esp. being so cheap) will be very strong. Of course, we are (and will continue to be) extremely weak on fights where spot healing is required due to eminence range and the reality that most spread fights involve ranged being very far away, ala eminence will not be an effective spot heal most of the times that it matters. So, welcome to the niche, we dominate what we do, struggle to do the rest. Good luck to you all.
As for soothing, I'm glad someone else is testing it, since I hate the spell and won't need to use my time now XD
Edit: I agree with totaltotemic, at least from a "hardcore raiding vs. playing a class for fun" perspective. Both are valid viewpoints, but often the second doesn't have enough information to make the right decisions/feedback that the first has. But that's never going to go away. I'm surprised he didn't take my post (I tried to be informative in it) and misquote a few parts of it where I was a little less rational or logical/clear and then discredit my entire post. But I suppose I get to keep laughing at others (and myself) for asking stupid questions.