Unsure if this is the correct forum, or whether it should be in Cataclysm forum, but it's more a general priest question, so popped it here. Mods, please feel to move it.
With that out of the way, what are people's thoughts on Gnome Priests? I'm obviously going to roll one (see sig), but I just wanted to get people's ideas of what they will be like compared to other priests in various aspects of the game. (oh and I'll most likely be disc specced)
Racial - 5% int. I know this is likely to be nerfed down to maybe 2-3% int, but still is that going to be the best racial for a priest? Blizzard stated the infinite mana-era will most likely end when Cata hits, so bonus mana will be pretty nice. Or would human spirit racial win out over this?
Racial - Escape artist. More a pvp one here, but is this pretty good for a priest? I never really properly pvped as a priest before, but I imagine this would be a pretty damn nice one to have, as priests tend to suffer a bit against rogues. Am I right there? Obviously human racial is better than this, and wotf is pretty tasty too, but is this up there with the best of them?
General gnomeyness - will I get respected as a proper priest rolling a gnome, or just get punted around everywhere?
Look of gear - IMO current priest gear looks amazing on gnomes (T6 esp - see sig), but what are other's thoughts on priest gear on gnomes? What do maces tend to look like? Does anyone have any experience with transporter accidents / beer goggles (the ones that make everyone into gnomes) to comment on this?
edit: if anyone has any videos of priests + transporter malfunction => gnome, I'd love them forever!