It's not all bad, though; there are a couple of nice buffs in Holy:
- Empowered Healing changed to - Your Greater Heal spell gains an additional 8/16/24/32/40% (up from 2/4/6/8/10%) and your Flash Heal and Binding Heal gain an additional 4/8/12/16/20% (up from 1/2/3/4/5%) of your bonus healing effects. So compared to live, Empowered Healing is now doubled. Awesome, and it should make that talent viable even at lower levels of spell power now.
- Serendipity now refunds 8/17/25% (Down from 20/40/60%) of mana cost on overheal. It doesn't require you to overheal the target for more than 50% anymore. This is huge, in my opinion. Yes, the amount of the refund is down. But the number of times I overheal by less than 50% is masively larger than the number of times I overheal by more than 50%. This way I'll get 25% mana back on many (most?) of my heals, as opposed to 50% on a small number of them.
Although we have been nerfed considerably and some of the nerfs are really incomprehensible to me, I don't think the sky is falling. A lot of classes got nerfed in this build, and at some point the blues said that they're not really at the point of balancing classes against each other yet; they're just trying to make sure the classes are internally balanced. I'm fairly confident that we'll be fine by the time live comes around. Still, it hurts to see changes like this.
[changes via MMO-Champion]