Jesus Christ on a rubber crutch, here we go again. There is no problem with Sheath of Light. Why all the Ret paladins are up in arms about it I really can't fathom. Does it hurt you so much that Holy or Prot can now grab some damage talents and somehow steal all your raid spots, despite that making absolutely no sense whatsoever with their scaling? It is just years of repressed spite talking? I went over most of this issue in a previous post, and am seeing exactly the same stupid arguments I tried to head off four pages ago.
Again, there is no problem with Sheath of Light. Hammer of the Righteous is a better talent, and the Protection tree as a whole is a compelling (if not overwhelming) alternative to a Prot/Sheath build. Beacon of Light and the rest of deep Holy is not very compelling. That's a problem in Holy, not in Ret. How some of you people keep coming to the conclusion that Blizzard needs to "fix" this by filling up the first six tiers of Ret with nothing but shit talents no one of any spec would ever want (so you can all bitch and moan incessantly about bloat in deep Ret instead?) completely escapes me. Again, jamming all desired paladin utility in the last couple tiers of one spec is a really shitty way of balancing the class, and will result in shadow-priest-syndrome as Blizzard is forced to nerf your DPS to compensate for 20 points of pure utility at the end of the tree. Do you really want to see that?
And speaking of seals, honestly, if SoR or SoV is outperforming SoC, can we find a way to fix it without gutting the mechanics of the other two-thirds of the class?