I thought I'd make this its own thread so it didn't get buried under/distracted from the capslock post.
My raid team has started on Malakrok (normal) and I'm healing it for the first time. I've done it in flex but never in normal. I use XPerl and it doesn't show the shield debuffs. Last week I tried turning on the default UI so I could see the debuffs but it was just an unholy mess. It scrambled the groups so that I didn't know where to cast Prayer of Healing, it covered half the ground so I couldn't see fire to not stand in it, and other visuals from the UI (such as targets and debuffs on targets) kept covering the default UI matrix so that I couldn't see to target anything.
I understand that other addons such as Grid and Vuhdoo have options for healing Malakrok, however I have never used either of those interfaces and have no idea how to configure them. From what I have heard/seen of these addons in the past they are extremely complex to set up and require a drastically different playstyle and I'd rather not go through all that for one single fight if I don't need to.
Does anyone have any experience and advice for using XPerl or the default UI for this fight? Or are there any handy, not too complex guides for setting up one of the other healer UIs?