I want everyone to finally realize that there is, in fact, a large difference between a healing monk and a protection monk (really!?!?! OMG!!!)
The difference is that healing monks, true to their name, heal you. Protection monks reduce or prevent damage, with a few skills like Mark of Protection and Reversal of Fortune adding a minor healing ability. Mind you, I dont cary Mark as my elite is Life Barrier, which I use in combe with life bond to effectively make all damage to you only 25% what it should be. This is the essence of protection monks in my opinion; We reduce damage so that our healing buddies have an easier time.
My problem is that I will advertise myself in chat as a Protection Monk lfg for X, yet sometimes people will leave with me as the only monk in their group and the yell at me because I can't heal them. Or, sometimes we do have a dedicated healer in our group but they will drop out because of err7 or some other reason. Then I will say that we should go back so we can get a healer, but everyone ignores me and continues on with the quest. For whatever reason, I stick with them and spam reversal of fortune/mend condition on them so they can at least get healed by divine favor. But, eventually, everyone dies and calls me the noobiest healer every (among other, not-so-nice things).
Well, no more. You curse me out for being a n00b healer, I give you a long winded explaination on the difference between healers and protectors, let you know the grief that people like you cause, then refer you this post in the hope that hearing everything twice will make something stick into your mind.