I havent smit anything since lvl 39. And I really hope I never have to again.
Whoever appeals to the law against their fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant, “If I live, I WILL KILL YOU. If I die, you are forgiven”. Such is the rule of honor.
My view on priest dps for holy - www.wowhead.com/?talent=dxRhsV0oZfxt0MbVx - with the amount of spirit i have, my normal smites do 800 damage and crit for around 1150 - with the gear i have my crit chance with just holy is well over 18%. According to damagemeters... out of 10000 smites and holy fires, i critted 23.64%.
As the spec i am now, for shadow i can do about 7/8's the dmg in holy spec...but now when i deal damage it ALWAYS heals me as opposed to me casting renew every once in a while.
Priests dont experience new content, we experience the main tank boxes.