Question about 969 and trash/aoe pulls
Yeah, mana mangement when perfect 969 is not the best is one of the things that separates a good prot pally from an average one. Violet Hold is a perfect example. I never use consecration on the single/double mob portals and don't use divine plea for those either. I save dp for the four mob portals and then go all out with my full 969. Learning how to modify your rotation on the fly is very helpful for those times when things go wrong.
Likewise, learning how to have dp available for every pull you need it is important. Sometimes this means not using it if you don't have to but most of the time means linking pulls (think chain pulling but doesn't have to truly be that extreme) so that it doesn't drop off. When you raid, you want to do these things without thinking. The valithria dreamealker early part is one of those places. The mobs stream out of doorways but start slowly and gradually get faster.
"he doens't need healing, he doesn't need healing, he doesn't nee-WHAOSHIT!wtf was that man!". Please stop leaning on TDR. -Teng