My Main is a Paladin and I used to run as a ret. I have since switched to primarily Protection spec. Because, lets face it. Retribution Paladins are soooo boring to play. I had so much fun leveling my paladin and then I got to level 90 and started raiding with it in Ret spec and I started falling asleep. Furthermore, there is something wrong with a paladin using a two handed weapon. I don't know what it is. But, when I think paladin. I think Mace and a Shield. I see paladins as Holy Crusaders that weild a Mace and a Shield. So, I think ret paladins should play a little bit more like an enhancement shaman. But with a mace and a shield. I mean Protection paladins already use complete DPS gear to tank with. But, a protection paladin with a 2 handed weapon that would just be silly. My as well just call us DKs...of course Death Knights with the ability to heal themselves seems kind of odd anyhow( I know they do have the ability to heal themselves) but it still seems odd. But, that's a different topic.
I think seems how prot uses DPS gear My as well just make Ret use Mace and a Shield. you could allow them to use axes and swords. It is just a personal ideal that paladins should use a mace. That way you could just use all the same gear for both specs. Blizzard could set it up pretty much like they already have it. Where Protection paladins would get active mitigation abilities and Retribution paladins could get Dmg enhancement abilities. That way Ret paladins could tank in ret spec. They would still have to switch specs to tank.
But, I just think a Paladin looks silly with a 2 handed weapon. Also, the DPS rotation of Retribution paladins needs to be fixed...it's to boring and really doesn't take that much skill to play. It's basically everything on CD. All the time. Plus if I could use Sheilds as a retribution paladin I could use avengers shield which would be alright by me.
Well those are my thoughts. Pls post your thoughts about this. I get a half of penny from Jesus every time someone responds