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Read the thread more fully. The answers to your questions have already been covered.
In addition to what Rakot said, your reaction speed will also be much higher. ...
I fail to see how a build can increase the natural reaction time of a human being. How soon I start my next cast is strictly up to me and will not really depend on my build. And please don't say "yes, but if you were spamming FoL your cast would be done a lot sooner than if you were spamming HL!"... Yes well, you're also betting on the fact that you wouldn't have used your HS on someone else a few moments before and now all of a sudden it's not up for this next person. Also, you're assuming that the person is taking a considerable amount of damage (over 8k 1.5s after the initial hit, hence making a "HL build's" HS ineffective), and will continue to do so requiring yet another 12k healing to keep him alive. Tell me... when exactly is this applicable when the person taking damage is not doing something wrong? Also, are you the only person raid healing? Are other people not bound to at least put a shield/instant heal on this person that just took an insane amount of damage (and didn't get 1-shotted)? It just looks to me like you're tunnel-visioning the scenario to make FoL spam seem more viable. Sure, it may be viable in the end and we'll just have to see, but I don't think it will be so for any of the points you made.
As far as dealing with DP decreasing your effective HPS, I generally combine it with my engineering glove enchant (and DI in some cases) to gain an extra 10% haste. Sure it doesn't make up completely for the 50% MS, however considering the fact that we normally have 60% OH on tanks, it helps level out any chances of actually doing too little healing, or still too slow. Also, knowing the fight and knowing when you should/can DP safely is key. No one ever said you had to use it when the tank was taking an insane amount of damage... use it when he's not. Thorim hard mode? Use it when he's low on stacks, and save DI for when he's +5 and you really need to spam your heart out. I have never had a tank die on me when DP is up, and we generally run with very few healers so it's not like we have an excess of healers backing us tank healers up or something.
Since I have yet to hop on the PTR, I've got a few questions for those of you who have more time.
The new FoL/SS mechanic states: Flash of Light now has an additional effect - If the target has the Sacred Shield effect, they heal an additional 100% over 12 sec.
Does "the" SS have to be from the casting Paladin in order for this effect to occur? Or can I proc my FoL HoT on a target with someone else's SS up?
Also, if I have SS on Person A and BoL on person B, FoL person A to get the HoT, will person B get the HoT as well since you're effectively still healing PersonA, just with a HoT? I know someone tested it the other way around where they were trying to proc the SS/FoL hot from a FoL casted on someone else, but what about essentially causing the HoT to tick on 2 people at once? Even though our SS is definitely better used on a tank rather than RandomPersonA, if the fight requires two tanks taking damage at the same time, it might be worth it to BoL one, SS the other and have the HoT rolling on both while still spamming the non-BoL target(s).
That's all I got for now.