| >>I always felt I was basically just doing this for tdps, and if possible, would prefer to just wear (at the time) Heavy Plate.|
TDPs aside, I think most people feel this way. I certainly do (Though I'd also like for it to be viable for a Paladin to wear full leather or full brig or something like that).
>>Redoing the armor skill set
There's been some discussion of this (Closer to ROBERTDH's suggestions) - not to fix Paladins, but to fix the skill set as a whole. The main problem is that it'd be a major, major, change to the game - one I don't think we're ready or willing to undertake at this time (Which isn't to say it would or wouldn't be the right decision for the game overall).
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