In response to a question regarding Shockwave's impact on AOE tanking:
Source: Ghostcrawler, WotLK Developer
No, we don't want it to be your go-to AE ability, because then Arms and Fury can never tank a 5-player dungeon very well. We want it to be useful obviously.
CG, this sounds like a bunch of bull#%&^. Who cares if arms and fury can't tank as well as Prot and that u may think Shockwave would be unfair. Shockwave needs to be up in the mix as well as anyother AE ability(TC). After all being Prot is considered being a Tank if im not mistaken, and therefore Shockwave needs to be a benefit for those who go deep in Prot. FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!!