Okay, I've played my paragon a bit but not enough to make a judgement on the matter (meaning not very much). Therefore I ask you experienced paragon players for your help:
Can a paragon act as a healer?
Now, before other people say that the Paragon isn't meant to replace the monk, I'll just say that yes, I know that.
In Factions the ritualist was an excellent complimentary class to the monk, often outright replacing them (i.e. if you can't find a monk you have no problems taking a ritualist who agrees to go restoration). Recent buffs have firmly established the ritualist as a 'healer' class if it chooses to do so, particularly in PvE (PvP a ritualist mostly suffers from mobility issues, but even that is being addressed with NF skills).
Paragons, on the other hand, I'm not so sure. There's not many skills that have the pure healing strength or spammability of ones found in the restoration and healing lines. Even if there were, I'd doubt that their low en regen would be able to toss them out like a caster class.
However, there does seem to be a lot of party-wide chants and echoes that can really protect the team. I've seen a few builds in this forum that really show great ways of reducing overall damage and even healing, but i'm not sure if they are good enough to convince a team to 'take out a monk' as it is. Certainly, I can see a paragon welcome if the party already has 2 healers, but I still wonder if it can replace one.
So there's the question: Can a paragon act as a main healer? (or even protter?)