One of my 85's in Cataclysm was a Protection Paladin. After they took the style of the class at the time and essentially swapped it with the Guardian Druid, I respec'd my Moonkin as a tank and have played that way throughout MoP.
I've finally gotten around to gearing up my Paladin some. Ground out some PvP gear, got some LFR drops, and spent a good half-hour on the dummy just getting used to the proper rotation as per Icy-Veins so that I was producing as much Holy Power as possible and using it on SotR. But even so, I'm not feeling survivable. I'm getting killed in LFR, never mind normal raiding. Took dirtnaps on both Durumu and Dark Animus. I know I was undergeared (478 equipped) but still, I just feel too squishy for the content I like to run and I feel like since I know what happens in the encounters, I should be performing better.
Given the gear that I've got, would it be better to run a Mastery/Control build or even a pure Avoidance until I get the drops that will make it work?