So, you quoted a 3-week-old post to make a response that doesn't really have anything to do with it... what am I missing, here?
Originally Posted by Arthaal
Now that Seals have been moved to a 30min duration, I'd like to see open a discussion on whether or not flat out switching them to auras would be a good idea.
The aura system, when compared to stances/presences, isn't terribly interesting and, contrary to other systems, each aura doesn't easily match up to a specific role. Concentration aura for example isn't terribly useful for PvE healing. Retribution aura provides a better effect for a tank than for a retribution spec paladin in PvE, etc.
Alternatively, seals are, for the most part, role specific. SoL/W/J are support seals, Vengeance/Corruption for tanking, Martyr/Blood/Command for dpsing (SoR is currently a bit of a puzzler... once it's done its job leveling you to 64 it really loses its appeal for everyone). I remember reading a blizzard post on the BETA boards for WotlK stating that if seals were moved to >2min duration they might as well become switches you turn on and off (it was said derisively, to dismiss the idea of longer seals, but look where we are now)... seems now would be a good time to bring that discussion back.
The talented Aura buffs are now for any aura the particular paladin uses...except for maybe swift retribution, but I might be wrong.