"I am powerfull....learn to play!"
Lighthammer has written an article on the class titled "I am powerfull....learn to play!" published on the official Pally forum. He talks about tanking and healing and that we shouldn't focus so much on trying to do damage. He also offers a list at the bottom of what major annoyances the class have. Here's a part where I totally agree with him:
I find retribution the best aura hands down for tanking as a paladin. Sure I give up the armor but with my stuff it like a 1%dmg reduction or something stupid. Sure some mage will #@%$! but ignore him... The reason retribution aura is the best is because all melee adds take dmg from you. If you run devotion the instant you get a heal you have lost aggro on all the adds. This is why many say a paladin can't tank. So use retribution aura and short of some big early heals or a dumb mage going nuts you will be fine.Everyone expects naturally that the tanking aura of choice is Devotion, right? It gives an armor boost and is classified to be in the Protection-lineup of spells. But since that it's not the case I consider it a failure of design.