After dumping my healing touch glyph and gemming/speccing for the soul reason to LB and WG my fellow raiders a thought occured to me. Are we essentially losing our identity as a healer of sorts.
Our new "flash heal", Nourish, and now our wonderful AOE healing, Wildgrowth is starting to make me feel as tho i am doing the same job as a priest healer( which a i use to be up unti, May of this year). If i see multple bars go down, i hit Wildgrowth and if i see a single target low on health (patch 3.0.2 as 70, would be healing touch spam).
TBC was wonderful in the sense that all healers seemed marginally different yet lacking somehow, but bring a variety and you would have a complete and stronger raid group.
Which has lead me to think, even though essentially, as druids/trees, we have only gained new abilities (which we shouldn't complain at), other than buffs/rebirth, what else do we offer that we couldn't replace with another class of healer? Or conversly are we the class to replace all others?
We can talk about scenarios until we are blue in the face, but having been in a guild which has raided without a resto druid for quite a long time during those horrendously difficult SSC/TK days, are we irreplaceable?
Has our new abilities been granted to use due to wishes and wants of the performance healers out there (chasing the meters).
Or will Blizzard finally understand that maybe its about time, given all these new abilities, that less is more and give us healers focus rather than free for all attitude that has plagued us duing those BT/MH/Kara nights.
Our abilities are wonderful in the sense that, now i am more viable to heal 5 man heroics or perhaps a 10 man Kara, but in a 25 man raid with 8 healers, i feel a little lost/melded into the fray of all new abilities that our wonderful healing compatriots have.
Thoughts please and perhaps, if Blizzard could point us into the direction that less is more, maybe the gifts given to us by Blizzard could improve much further. I want my regen back