Phaelia reports on a Resto experiment on the Patch Test Realms that gives me hope:
I started with Zahna, the elekk in Nagrand which is part of the "kill an elite of every animal race in nagrand" quest series. The fight was pretty easy, and I downed her on first try,
Truth be told, soloing 60 to 70 as deep resto was a horrible, painful experience. I stuck it out, though, even as Holy Priests and Protection Warriors were respeccing all around me. I was one of the last of the "main" characters to hit 70, but I did it true to my tree roots, Elune be praised…
This change (giving us 1/3 of our +healing as +damage) should make the 70 to 80- run less painful. Use the healing gear until you run our of mana, switch to feral gear until health dropd low, switch back… Rinse, wash, repeat.
Video embedded after the cut, for anyone who fancies seeing it.