Setting my priest aside like an old, well-played-with doll has left me feeling sad, disappointed and a little bit bitter. I've been running over the reasons I don't like the class changes in my mind, and reading and reading and reading other people's perspectives. One thing is certain, we've all taken the changes differently.
I've found folks who love the changes to priests and folks who hate it just like me, and others are sort of indifferent. But this kind of applies to all classes/specs. I've read blogs of people who are hating the changes to druids, and I personally am loving it. I've run across people who hate the changes to just about every class out there, and I've found others who feel the opposite. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason for it.
Then I poked around a little further out than my priestly circle, and found Big Bear Butt Blogger and Dechion discussing the fact that the dislike may be because these are the classes we are most familiar with. If you look a little more closely, the common thread is that the dislike is for the person's main or the class they play most often. Maybe we're all just too stuck in our ways at the moment, and there isn't currently a very good way of testing things. Heroics are beyond a joke, and even ICC isn't much of a challenge anymore (or so I hear).
The one person I know who hasn't been so shook up over his main's changes is my mage friend, and I think it's mainly because he was sick as heck of being arcane anyway and was ready for a change.
This actually gives me hope. Maybe if I just give Ama a little break then I can come back to her with a fresh outlook. Worst case scenario, I come back to the priest at a later date by re-leveling a new one.