I've been pondering this for a while now, and basically I just really need to get this off my chest. I do realize that everything is still in testing and may change. However, just on the off chance that Beacon of Light goes live in its current state, is anyone else totally underwhelmed by this talent?
In fact, the whole tail end of the holy tree completely unimpresses me. There isn't much there that improves our healing except this new 51 point talent. A 51 point talent that only heals 2k, and heals it over 15 seconds. it heals half as much over twice as long a duration as the new druid 51 point heal. Yes, BoL heals "the whole raid" and the druid one only heals up to 5 targets, but Beacon of Light only has a 10 yard radius. So really it's not going to heal the whole raid at all. In fact, if you put it on the main tank it wouldn't even heal the other melee on any boss with a fairly large model like Void Reaver.
It just seems like too little healing over too long a time in too small a radius. Especially when I'll get a significantly greater boost to my overall healing by spending points in the Retribution Tree instead of spending those points in the later part of the Holy Tree.
Is anybody else bothered by this? Does it not seem totally contradictory to get a major boost to healing by spending in Retribution instead of in Holy?
And just to clarify, I'm not against Retribution Paladins or them getting nifty healing talents. Actually I think the new Retribution tree is a great improvement. It does seem odd to me though that spending 20ish points in Retribution gets me way more than spending those same 20ish points in Holy.