08/04/2009 12:17:15 AM PDT
We have no intention of majorly supporting a Smite-centric, Holy-damage-focused priest build.
Smite is there to give you something to hit at low level and give you some ability to do damage in a Holy or Disc build. But we don't expect it to do competitive dps with a Shadow build. Shadow is your dps spec.
Lead Systems Designer
Source: WoW US Forum
The statement is harsh but never the least unexpected. *goes back to target dummy* No I am not closing this blog. I have had too much fun frying hordes with 6k smite crit to quit at this point.