(PvE, I don't PvP so can't comment there)
The problem is just that Rets don't currently run out of mana, and JotW just got a buff for us so DP is not really needed or wanted, except maybe the few fights that has mana burn, which let's face it is not going to every encounter
I understand that it should be situational, but currently it's non-situational - as in never useful :P
Pallies are still pigeon-holed as being single target healers. Like tank healers.
Would the tank be happy if he lost his healer for 15s. I understand the "limit" to heals, but removing all heals for 15s, completely?
If they wanted it to be thought about an used sometimes only, why not just increase the CD?
Also no offense but please don't drag BC fights and gear into a LK discussion. If you have some LK numbers I'd be happy to see them, but your current performance has very little impact on the reality of lvl 80.
The only thing you said which I can agree with is the Illumination point. Yep that happened, and it could be the same we're in for. Only time will tell.
I just find it odd that except for 1 or 2 accounts, I've mostly heard pains from LK beta Holy Paladins, and they are answered with substantial nerfs and a buff that has no effect?
For the JotP change to be useful they'd have to give the Crusader Strike its Judgement refresh ability back or extend Judgement duration (possibly in the JotP talent itself).