And this wall-of-text shit is horrible. Guess I'll go give the other post an infraction as well.
I already posted that in another topic, but it should be here too.
The upcoming wall-of-text is a little bit off-topic and belongs actual to another topic, but I'll post it here too.I already asked that myself months ago, but decided to hold back, cause I didn't wanted to mess with Daida and Skyhoof, who really do a great job for our resto-community (props again!).... but still .... criticism can't be always positive and the more time passes by, the more comments concerning some numbers of healing-spreadsheets and -rotations I see and that's, although it's the most simple way ("don't think about it, just put in your numbers and become a superstar"), simultaneously the wrong way to decide how to gear up or to play.
I really respect Daidalos time, work and knowledge, that he invested in this formular, but it's use seems to be really, really superficial and dubious. It's not Daidas work or skill, that makes it become superficial I really admire his accuracy and knowledge, it's the nature of healing. Spreadsheets and sims make sense for Damagedealer, because Damage in most kind of situations isn't capped, exept by the lack of your own skill or movement-abilities, so you could basically rely on those numbers and take them as a kind of benchmark.
Healing-Output depends on so many more variables that are capricious. I'm not only talking about evident tasks like "Do I need to stack int, cause it gives the greatest benifit for a shaman, although I end up with 10k Mana on every bossfight". I'm talking about design of encounters, like is there much raid damage, do raidmembers need to spread out, a.s.o and other things like if you have skilled healing combatants in your crew, who know their job too, witch will. definitly reduce your own amount of healing and finnaly the unpredictability of human actions.
Also static rotations are in most kind of situations (except single-target-healing-situations in 10-mans and in situations, where CH ist mostly useless) useless for us as a raid-healing-class. I know, that tapping out the full potential of spell-synergies (RT <-> CH; RT <-> HW/LHW, aso.) is a seductive idea. I myself thought about that, when the new spells were released 9 months (or what ..) ago, but I had to adjust myself later on, on the same reasons I regard spreadsheets for unhelpful. You should rely more and repetitive on your own infight-expiriences, keep your eyes wide open, on what you've done in different situations and different setups and compare it with your recount/wws-stats to check out the result. And ... a good healer needs to know his class and his job in different fights. That's why the resto-wiki is a gorgeous intruduction for newcomer. Every healer who wants to become top-notch has to drill himself, cause that's the true fundament. That's a good way to find and fill out your own "healing-niche". A spreadsheet in most cases can't do that for you.