It’s hard to draw a comparison between Lyrandre and Ambrosyne when it comes to doing heroics. I got Ambrosyne to 80 in two weeks, and the heroics process was painful. In fact, heroics are what drove me starkraving mad to begin with. Never before in all my years of paladin healing have I felt the soul crushing limitations of my class as doing heroics before they were nerfed and people had Naxx gear. Hell, sometimes it wasn’t even heroics. The one and only time I stepped into Occ, the DPS warrior died 21 times. TWENTY ONE FUCKING TIMES IN A NORMAL INSTANCE. Get OUT of the freezing stuff! Get out of the OH MY GOD WHY DID YOU STAND IN THAT.
Naturally with Lyr, the process was very different. While some of the time my tank was a similarly-geared warrior that I picked up as I leveled, a good bit of the time it was a Naxx-geared guildie, complete with Naxx-geared DPS and Josh’s DK, who while also a freshly dinged alt is massively OP. Was it easier because of the class, or the circumstances? Well the circumstances made a huge difference, obviously. Did the class?
I can’t say yet. I do immensely enjoy priesting, I can tell you that. I love the pew pew lazers. I love being a spacegoat and get a silly amount of joy from levitating people randomly. Once I dig into “proper” raiding (and not our alt scrubruns), I’ll be able to more fully compare the experience.