I'm a resto-druid raiding in a casual guild since start of MoP. I have progress-experience from beginning TBC to ICC. And somehow I think about changing from my resto-druid to my resto-shaman.
This is my druid: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...icillin/simple (currently in offspec-gear, I have i506, pretty nice stuff actually)
This is my shaman: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...reenatu/simple
Some of my logs: http://www.worldoflogs.com/guilds/258343/
We raid with 1x disc-priest (ofc topping) and 2x resto-druids. We miss buffs during raid, mainly bloodlust & mastery (currently both provided by our BM-hunter, who could provide melee-haste instead). And we disenchant mail-equip at the moment. And we also could need some more nice cooldowns (thinking of capacitor, grounding, stormlash, bloodlust, spiritlink, etc). Thats why I think about equipping my shaman a little bit more, and I'm currently trying to learn raid-heal with him (in fact, I'm really motivated to play him). I read a lot of guides (tho I didn't finish reforging, so don't blame that ). And I also don't expect to beat our disc-priest.
My main problem is one thing respectively question to the shaman community:
As a druid I have no problem to top people off. I have reju on some and can swiftmend, I can use my instant healing touch every minute, got new mushrooms and my regrowth (healing surge) is pretty fast and heals a lot (and any combination of those). As a shaman I have no problem with missing mobility, but with emergency heals, as I can see no other possibility to quickly provide heals than plain healing surge.
Do you agree that a shaman provides steady aoe- and strong tank-heal, but misses emergency heals?
PS: also have a lot more mana-issues as I'm used to use every global cd for a heal... but I think thats my bad equip atm ;o