This is the best resto guide ive read so far, good job. It should help ALOT of shamans perform better, and should be mandotory for every raiding shaman that wants to perform good to read!
Good to see someone mentioning haste is not so godly as many seem to think aswell and why this is. Ive ran with 0 haste (yes 0) in all normal 10 raids having a really easy time and having no trouble keeping 10-11k hps in the long 10mans fights (even before 3.0.6) being one of the tank healers with some helping on raid when needed, while having alot of mana to spare for emergency healing in the long fights, heroic 5mans has always been very easy to heal, 1 boss down hc 10man, and we got other hc bosses to 25% and that failed not due to healing but other stuff and i feel like im not being hold anything back by this because mastery really shines in heroic modes because people are so low on hp often, and crit saves alot of mana on the long fights. And as for tank healing, crit/mastery builds with earthshield glyph and talents has always been great for this, i would not be suprised if shamans now after the buff is the best tank healers with this build.
Althought im going to try and reforge haste to extra +1tick on healing rain now and drop around 2% crit and ~1 point of mastery, the earthliving cap i don't see worth in 10man really since its so low on total healing done there. Thanks for providing the numbers.