Oct 6th 2010 4:37PM Think of it this way. Priests are the only class in WoW that have 2 healing trees.
While they may be a hybrid class, wouldn't it be redundant and a waste of talent points if they had to put this spell in 2 trees? Seems like it would be a waste to me.
Also remember that prior to Cata, half of the healing classes didn't get to dispel magic period. As you have stated, look at all the magic effects that Shaman not Druids couldn't dispel.
I agree with the devs taking away dispel magic. Paladin's survival was outrageous. But if you look at a Shadow Priests...they are still cloth and still squishy. Does having an additional dispel increase their survivability that much more? It still costs mana with each cast and that is one less CD they have to use to burn down the enemy. Seems fair to me.