Originally Posted by Lucky_One last point I wanted to make that didn't make it into the original post: You are asking for more survivability. Before this moment, and always before, ALL of your survivability skills were shared with discipline. Dispersion was blizzard's answer to extreme squishiness of shadow priest, that made them so much of a "make it or break it in 10 seconds" class in arena.
As a result, skills that pass your shielding skills were originally designed to counter the half-immortal monstrosity (in good hands) that is discipline priest. Asking to nerf those skills because you play the "wrong" spec in the first place is quite a bit unfair - especially to disc priests who'll have to eat appropriate nerfs to balance it out again.
I once again want to re-iterate my main point. You are NOT discipline - you are shadow. You speciality is to let someone else handle the lockdown while you deliver massive amounts of damage in record time. Your weakness is your susceptibility to being nuked down before your target dies and interrupts to several of your nuke skills.
Survivability never was, and never will be one of your fortes - if it were ever to become your forte, your burst damage would have to take a MASSIVE hit to compensate. And I'm pretty sure that's not your desire either.
Finally, you have a very good comparison point for your survivability - warlocks. They are even more reliant on dots then you, they have much less of a nuke, albeit more pressure, and finally they have LESS survivability then you. If there is a class that is absolutely desperate for buffs right now, it's them.
P.S. I do not defend rogues, ret paladins or mages here. They are completely out of whack balance wise as the game is right now. To put it simply, they are broken, or all other classes are broken in comparison to them. DKs I'm not so sure as I've never seen them vs opponents with proper resilience.