You are making my points for me
My original post was about why Rawr showed so much HPS rating based on my gear level. I felt that based on my healing style ...MT and OT with the occasional raid save...that I did not see how it was possible to ever reach those numbers given by Rawr. I never said that I was all about HPS. I was under the impression you were providing me some guidance on how to increase my HPS so it would more approximate the Rawr numbers.
I then responded by saying I could follow that advice but questioned how that increased HPS as that was my original question...was the deficit real. I'm sorry if you thought I was looking to maximize HPS you are correct. I really don't care. And to be honest I can't remember the last time our raids failed because the tank died from healing...its usually to many dps die...well honestly nearly always. So I find myself trying to go 'beyond my tank heals' on occasion and keep the dps up if they are about to die....
Sorry for any confusion. I agree with you completely. At end of the day it does not matter what the score is..did you win or loose. That being said I don't want to carry a bunch of lack luster healers so meters can be of some help...if someone is way off there expected HPS given there healing assignment, class and spec.
I agree with you on the int thing....I stack it. I have people in my guild that were trying to stack haste and sp over int.
The only thing I will say about your armory is that your haste is really low. You should also get int/regen trinkets. Thats why your hps is low. For most fights you should be beaconing the tank and spamming holy light on the raid. 7-10k effective hps is pretty standard for me in heroic toc depending on the fight. I dont know why anybody would want to gem/go out of their way for any stats other than int or haste. Int=longevity, Haste=HPS. Balance them according to your personal style. Dont gem sp, crit, or mp5. Use a nightmare's tear to activate your meta. Paladin's HPS stat is haste compared to other healers going for SP, because we can only single target heal. The faster you can hit more heals on more people the better you are at keeping people alive, along with the mana pool required to sustain the HL spam. SP and crit are up to obscene levels in 245 gear anyway.
Also, dont live and die by rawr. The only thing I agree with spreadsheeting when it comes to healing is "time to out of mana when spamming." Find what works for you but Im telling you ya need solid haste unless you want to be buried by druids.