After taking a look at the numerous changes to all classes next expansion, it has come to my attention that Shadow is getting a large amount of their control and mitigation abilities removed. Psychic Scream replacing Psyfiend on the talent row, can only have Scream OR Roots, Inner Fire being removed with the increased armor going away (Going from 50%->30% physical damage mitigation by my reckoning), T90 talents no longer generating any form of healing, Roots breaking on 10% of health if it isn't healed (For me, it would break at 50k damage were it live. 50k!), our damage being moved away from our dots into our direct-damage spells with the mastery change, thus lowing our amount of damage while kiting, Renew being removed from Shadow, causing our only healing spells to be PW:S, PoM, and Flash Heal, Psychic Horror no longer disarming opponents (thus only acting as a horror effect, which further shares DR with fear effects), PoM having a 1.5 second cast time instead of instant cast thus further limiting our healing, ALL add up to major Shadow Survivabilty nerfs.
I do suppose that Psychic Horror lasting for an additional 20 seconds on PvE targets will help, but ONLY if it doesn't break on damage, and even then, it doesn't help with PvP, and against mobs immune to Horror effects. (22-24 seconds with a 35-45 second cooldown).
So yes, it is my opinion that Shadow Priest's survivabilty is being significantly nerfed next expansion, in both PvP and soloing content. Our self healing, being reduced, our damage-while-mobile, being reduced, our ability to lock enemies down, being reduced, ect. Shadow is NOT looking to be in a good place PvP/Soloing wise. (PvE seems to be better however).
Thoughts? Is blizzard going overboard with nerfs to Shadow? Can we trust blizz to compensate us for the loss of many of our tools in a PvP/soloing enviroment? Or is shadow pretty much boned next expansion?