Mana bars are not, and never will be, present in the Grid2 core, and you do not need them for anything. As a resto shaman, you can simply set the "Low Mana Alert" threshold to 50% or so. If you see lots of blue borders (or boxes or whatevers) in your party, Mana Tide will be beneficial. As a raid leader, 50% is also a good threshold for knowing whether you're ready for the next trash pull, and for bosses you should be doing a ready check anyway.
I've been trying to follow the progress of Grid2 and before making the switch I was wondering if we could get a summary of the current state of Grid2?
Anything significant functionality or features still missing? Any significant or annoying bugs that folks might encounter?
Also, I'd be curious as to the state of a number of Grid addons:
I like icons more than colored squares. Will Grid2 support icon indicators or do I need to wait for this addon to be updated for Grid2?
I use three lines of text: name, hp deficit and incoming hp from heals. Is this functionality available in Grid2 at this time?
Very useful for me to know the state of raid mana - both as a raid leader and as a resto shaman to know when to drop mana tide for my groupmates.
Is this built into Grid2 now?
Very useful to be able to change the cell color of someone that is AFK and have the line 2 text change to AFK. Is this in Grid2?
Such a handy addon for Grid. Any plans on this coming to Grid2?
Again, for those situations where DBM places a raid icon on a player, it's handy to see that show up on my Grid. Will Grid2 support this?
I see this is available for Grid2
Does Grid2 let me know when (a) someone has threat and (b) when someone is getting close to pulling? Being able to know that some mage just got threat and is about to get spanked is quite useful as a healer.
Thanks to anyone that takes the time to respond to this...