Now, there are some places I really don't mind buffing people. In a 5-man party . . . right before a battleground starts . . . in instances . . . passing each other on the road or in a safe little town . . . when another person is in trouble and needs help . . .
But when we're in the middle of a battleground, when I have 1 non-mage-made drink left in my bags and just enough mana to shield myself and one other person in case we get jumped by rogues (which happens), I do not, and I mean NOT appreciate being asked to use the rest of my mana to fortitude some dork. (I always fortitude the flag carrier in Warsong Gulch, but that's different.)
Yes, I am a shadow priest. Yes, this means I don't heal well. But my main job in a battleground is still shielding and healing. It is NOT giving people fortitude, which drains ONE THIRD of my mana and doesn't protect half as much as a good old-fashioned shield does.
(Btw, any priest who doesn't use shield or heal in battlegrounds is dumb. It might use more mana if you're shadow, but it keeps the people who can tank alive so they can protect you -- and, more importantly, what you're trying to defend. Plus, when you aide an ally by shield/healing, you share the honor from their kill.)
Anyway, I just wanted to rant. Thanks for not throwing fruit.