Recent Q+A mentioned more with shields - possible future choice for Ret (a la War TG/SMF)? 1h-shield Ret sounds interesting!
I think there is some interesting design space for offensive shield use. The 300s Spartans don't feel like Prot warriors to me. (Source)
-Awkwardly glares at some members in the community-
Actual thoughts if ret were needing to use shields? Probably would have it work like frost DKS. One thing for two-hand then another for sword and board. I think personally it's a little too much to be adding with how ret currently is set up. I've always hoped we'd see a fourth talent tree devoted for a ranged, int-plate user similar to something like a shockadin.