Paladins, why I play one.

I started playing World of Warcraft back in 2007, when Burning Crusade was the newest expansion on the block, people still had high hopes for a meaningful lore spot for Illidan, and everyone was super psyched to look like they were assaulted by a bag of Skittles. Back when I first started, I had one friend who played the game, and he played a Paladin. I asked him how he liked the class, and he enjoyed it well enough, but he also was by and large a role-player (still is) and could not tell me much about the mechanics and such of the class. So I decided to do some research on my own, mostly by visiting Wowwiki. When I read up on the various classes, I found two that caught my attention immediately, Druids and Paladins. Both these classes caught my eye because of the versatility inherit in them. Both of these hybrid classes could literally do it all, dps, tank and heal. So I figured either of these classes would be great to start with as I could find which role I liked doing and then go with it full throttle.