When Priest is OP, people complain. When Priest is weak, people also complain. Regardless any meta, people always find ways to complain about the class.
And rightfully so, shit's boring as hell. And I don't even think the class is OP, in fact, after giving it a try a couple times I concluded that despite having some insane and indeed OP cards, the class is ultimately doomed to keep doing the same thing it has been since the game lauched. I have genuine pity for Priest players, so much so that I give every single one I encounter a free win, because I prefer lowering my rank than facing a Priest.
It wasn't so boring until Blizzard decided on its class identity crap.
It used to have northshire and circle of healing draw combo, so you can play fast combo decks like cthun.
It used to have direct damage spells, so you can play otk decks relying on valen and malygos.
It used to have divine spirit and inner fire which resulted in super big minions or even otk charge minions.
They removed all these then what else can priest play but control?
Playing standard. Priest by turn 4 has discovered about 4 cards, and gotten discount on whole hand twice (palm reading). Two palm readings, 2 renew, 2 draconic studies. Plays 6 cards and still has more cards then started with. Meanwhile in this time I've 3 minions and he's at full HP. Drops a nightmare amalgam then a spell to give it extra HP and attack for free (because cost reduction based on # of spells in hand) then somehow duplicates it next turn and there are two like 12/14 or some ******** stat nightmare amalgans. My board is zixor and 2 other random beasts.
I don't feel like looking up the other card names but this is ********. Only class that ends up with more cards in hand after playing cards. Discover is ******** and once pally and mage get nerfs priest is going to be even more cancer
So many things wrong that I don't know where to start.
Discover does not increase your hand size. You can use one card and get one card back. Hence there is no way a priest played those 6 cards and have more cards than started with.
Nightmare amalgam is not in standard. Circus one is.
If you left a minion on board untouched for a class which is famous for buffing minions, then it is entirely your fault. The priest is just doing what he is supposed to do.
Priest is pretty much the worst class right now and if it is broken or OP, then the rest are beyond broken.