Basically, the question is mentioned in the title really. I am aware that Mind Flay received a boost of I believe 30 percent, (and was allowed to crit) as well as numerous improvements in the Shadow Tree, such as shadow power now allowing 100 percent crit, up from the previous 50 percent.
The biggest problem though, as we all know from the Burning Crusade, is in early content (read gearing) priests performed perhaps the best, certainly my damage was always the highest, but as you progress since we scale so terribly, we start to lag behind.
Will this still be the same? Is the scaling for SW:Pain, VT, MB, and DP improved?
Currently in the PTR, my mind blast with everything on (5 stacks of Shadow Weaving, DP, SWP, and VT on) hits for around 4200 crit. (non buffed, just me, myself and i, with no flasks, food, or anything else). I am trying to figure out basically, if we are going to scale properly, or be like a super massive star, and burn brightest in its early years but quickly fall aside.