So, perhaps few of you realize but the Paladin class has become a bit more complicated that in my opinion may warrant a mod to help monitor whats going on for some of the lesser-able players out there (myself included out of humility).
A few clarifications for you to understand where I am coming from.
-Beacon of Light cast on a single target lasts for 1 minute.
-Beacon of Light spawns buffs on nearby players within 40 yards called "Light's Beacon" (used to determine if the heal is passed along to the Beacon of Light)
-Judgements for deep Holy spec Paladins now proc a buff "Judgments of the Pure" which gives us 15% haste (in next patch up from 10%).
-Infusion of Light procs off of use of our Holy Shock ability (a new staple heal basically replacing Holy Light usage due to mana/downranking changes). This effect reduces cast times of both Holy Light and Flash of Light (making them near instant).
These alone are fairly easy to look for, but due to the ability to peel off of the maintank and raid heal (simultaneously passing along heals through Beacon of Light), watching for all four of these combined is a bit of a task.
Its fairly easy to monitor for your own buffs, but simultaneously watching for anothers is a bit of a challenge. Right now I have Lights Beacon showing up on the bottom right corner of grid to watch for specifically which players I can heal and still have the tank recieve the benefits (non Lights Beacon raid members must be kept up by the raid healers!). The bottom left corner highlights which target is the current Beacon.
While this may seem adequate, its difficult to get the buff to show a time remaining or a cooldown meter. If anyone knows how to show time remaining within the Grid monitoring system... this is one possible workaround.
A monitoring for a specific target (through command line or otherwise /monitor playername) for the Beacon of Light buff. This can be incorporated in a depleting cast bar which would leave the bar empty and allow for a simple click to recast the buff.
Another interesting idea would be to monitor healing received through Beacon of Light for those of us interested in whats passed along to the tank (may end up being useful for future raiding endeavors). This would include showing each "proc" of heals passed along, as well as a running total.
Simultaneously, this same Paladin healing mod could help monitor the self-buffs; Judgments of the Pure and Infusion of Light. I envision a countdown/depleting cast bar that can highlight when these buffs are up and the time remaining and/or necessary act of refreshing the judgment haste buff. Visual identification that a Infusion of Light proc is up would be beneficial through screen-warning or any other visual identifier.
This is just a suggestion, and despite many Paladins feeling "ripped off" with this expansion.... I have a feeling the power of Bacon will surprise a few healing meters come raid time in WotLK
Not that I am all against a pally specific mod but between grid, mik scrolling battle text and satrina buff frames it took me roughly five minutes to set up an interface that pretty much covers all of the above issues.