We have far more people with much more than half a brain on this forum. Reasons were given about your specific gripe being the way it is - and it's absolutely true.
If you want an item with Spirit, then perhaps Badge rewards isn't where you're going to find it. I'm sorry that they didn't cater to Priests specifically (and even then a specific subset of the Priest community - the Spirit guys) when designing the Heroic Badge rewards.
Funny. This just shows you have totally missed the point.
You are whining about the items not being optimally itemized for your class. Well, guess what, they're also not optimally itemized for any other class. They're itemized to work for any healing class and I don't see anything wrong with that.
The point is that there should items balanced around all classes. Whats the point working yourself up to heroic rewards as a priests, when everything is aimed towards hybrids? We need spirit, atleast some of us still consider it valuable. MP5 doesnt work for me, spirit does.
And do you have any problems with this thread beeing here? Its a WoW forum, or isnt it?
The fact that a 5man blue non-heroic cloak > 25 badge Epic reward. Ridiculous.
You are an idiot. The moment you said "i make a mockery of my talents" it became apparent that you were approaching this from an irrational perspective.
Every class/spec has an optimal itemization pattern they'd favor. Rogues wish every item was budgeted like Edgewalker Longboots.
Blizzard had two options with heroic items:
1) They could make dozens of items for each slot, tailored for every spec. They could have healing gear with pure heal/crit for paladins, heal/mp5 for shamans, heal/spi for priests, and heal/spi/mp5 for druids. They could have str-heavy DPS jewelry for enhancement shamans and warriors, and agi-heavy stuff for hunters. They could have dam/crit gear for destruction locks, mages, and elemental shamans, and pure +dam gear for affliction locks and shadow priests. And so forth. And everyone would get every heroic reward and use nothing else until they got raid loot that was itemized the same way but higher ilvl.
2) They could make "average" epics that aren't perfect for any class, but are palatable for all of them. They'd be useful for some, but not amazing, and not irreplaceable. They are, after all, guaranteed purchaseable epics that you can get after a few instance runs without having to win a roll or the like. That's what they did.