Always good to hear from the heal bros!
I actually was planning on using Sludgefist to finally get some feedback from the healers. Most of the hard hitting bosses this tier have been too messy for the healers to get a consistent view of tank damage, so I can finally compare the two sets.
I think with the low haste I can just about keep the defensives rolling, my logs are pretty excellent for uptime since it’s usually my main focus, and since SotR can overlap I can comfortable keep 100% uptime while tanking. Generally with most though bosses on Mythic, even with the mastery/vers build, you can quite easily find yourself getting oneshot without SotR.
That said, outside of the free heal every 5 SotR’s (which takes a lot longer with low haste) I don’t have any big heals for myself. It could also be down to our healer comp - 2 x disc, 1 x resto shaman, 1 x resto druid. Without the holy paladins I have to be a bit more self sufficient - and one free word of glory every 20-30 seconds isn’t really enough. The pain of sitting at 20% health, with three holy power and knowing I have to spend it on SotR to keep uptime, since it only has 1-2 seconds left, when I’m probably going to die either way. Either 20%-0% through SotR or 80%-0% without if I choose to heal but loose the mitigation.
With a haste stacked build I can easily keep SotR up at cap, so I always have almost 10 seconds of SotR available where I can start using my holy power for heals if needed when I get spiked through it. For example, I only cast Word of Glory if either I have over 6 seconds of SotR available (to pool more HP afterwards), a divine purpose proc or a free WoG cast.
The vibe I get from the AMR guys is that if I’m standing in consecration and have shield of the righteous up then I should be fine. Then use the defensives/heals if I ever don’t. When in reality these tend to need to be stacked up and mixed a lot more. I wonder if that is a difference between simming and real life. Sometimes, I know the healers are going to be moving or raid healing focussed, so I know that my priorities have to change as well.
I’m not much for diving into the rotations/priorities for the sims but maybe I should since I’d really be interested to see how much it values building up a buffer of SotR’s. Anyway, I don’t know if we’ll ever see any changes, so apologies to the devs for continuously reviving this topic but I must admit it’s quite cathartic to write a rant like this! Also, I came up against similar when dealing with trying to get Holy Paladins more haste back when Glimmer was just starting to be a thing. (Eventually, I got my way )