I just dinged 85 last night, leveled as shadow and mainly just quested with a few dungeon runs here and there. I have a couple of tailored pieces of gear and have around a 324 item level. I'm dual spec'd shadow/disc, with what I would consider to be the standard non-atonement build 31/8/2.
Last night I queued up to heal for the world event boss in SFK, and people were taking damage like crazy. I tried to use PoM, shielding the tank, putting penance on people taking a lot of damage and casting heal as much as possible, but I was still low on mana to the point where I had to use my shadowfiend.
I have not healed on this toon since WOTLK. I was hoping to start healing 5 mans, moving to heroics when I get more gear, but after the way things were going last night, I'm worried either I or my gear are not ready for normals, I know I need more spirit and I think I might be going for too much haste, but I figured the more haste the faster I would be able to cast my efficient heal.
Is the damage going out in that fight comparable to what I will see in cataclysm 5 mans? Were people just being bad and not avoiding damage?
I logged out in shadow gear, so I don't know if you will be able to see everything you need to be able to tell me what's going on. In my "healing set" which still has pieces without spirit, I was at like 13% haste, 13% crit, and around 1200 spirit.