I need some advice on which path I should chose with my Pally. So far I've leveled up almost entirely as Protection and absolutely love it. However, I'm new to my server (US-Uther) and don't know many people, so I have to rely on pugs. From my experience thus far, most pugs seem to misunderstand how a pally tanks or simply breaks down. That's why I'm questioning whether or not I want to be a tank - apparently I don't have much patience.
I'm only 57 right now, but I'm thinking of changing my talent spec from Prot to Holy once I hit 60. I've had a few friends who claimed they leveled their Holy pallys from 60-70 in a much shorter time since most groups - especially pugs - won't turn down a healer. And while I admit my impatience will probably still be an issue for myself, I have to think that at the very least I can make sure the tank and DPS/CC don't die. If something goes wrong, it is most likely my fault. I have experience as a healer as well - leveled a holy priest and resto shammy on another server and began raiding with both before I left. I love healing and I hear being a Holy Pally is fun.
So that's my dilemma. I've leveled several characters to 70 before, but never have I had such a hard time figuring out what I should spec them as. Truth be told, I didn't become a pally to heal or to tank or to do menial damage, I just wanted to level one up. So now I'm stuck and need advice. Thanks.