Ok, so I am having some serious issues with what has historically been my favorite class and spec, and feel like I need to vent a little and seek solace in the larger resto community. My main is a NE Resto Druid, well geared, and I am currently running through heroics - half my gear is heroic gear, the other half is from regulars. My item level is 335. I have been a healer since I started playing MMOs 10 years ago, and absolutely understand not only the general healing mechanics, but the specific resto druid mechanics as well. I always lead my tanks in with a full stack of LB, cast a regrowth when the mobs start hitting harder, throw in a swiftmend for some addtl. healing, and if things get rough, use healing touch or rejuv. But here is the thing - my groups keep wiping. And I have had some really fantastically geared players run with me (a tank earlier this evening with 184k health), and pretty decent agro management, but they just keep dying - I can't keep them alive! It is very frustrating, because I feel like I am doing something wrong, but I know I'm not.
Is anyone else having issues healing heroics/healing in general? I watch other healers, shammy healers particularly, and watch their mana remain at 90% while their group health is at 90% run through entire heroic dungeons without flinching, then I try it, and we all die. And die again. And again. I am a smart guy, an experienced gamer, and seasoned MMO healer, but I really, really can't get the hang of this/figure out what is going on. Are resto druids broke? I feel like even my "Oh sh*t" spells, are weak as...well...sh*t. Rejuvenation and Healing Touch seem to match up with the weaker of the priest heals. And nourish, while it is certainly not an "Oh sh*t" spell, is so weak that it almost warrants me not even putting on my hot bar.
Sorry for the Wall Of Text...this has just been bugging me for weeks now, and I need to rant/figure out how to fix it. Maybe re-rolling is the answer, I don't know.