So I've been tolling this over and over in my head for the past couple weeks, and it's about time I see what the theorycraft world has to say on the matter. I'm curious as to how guilds plan to use Shamans and Paladins jointly in a 25 man raid. Obviously as a Rogue, my main focus is around melee DPS, so having a DW Enhancement Shaman in my group would greatly increase my DPS, but that also means that shaman has just significantly changed roles from the traditional healing shaman. One more healing shaman could be used in the hunters' group for a GoA (so they don't cry) totem.
Now the question is, is Seal/Judgement of Wisdom (with a pally constanting keeping it applied)so much better than mana tide it makes it obsolete? Is it worth even having a mana tide shaman in this case?
Not to get into too much speculation on what TBC 25 man encounters will be like, but given a traditional tank and spank fight, what would your 25 man group look like?