Blizzard have announced that they have added three new "role" forums for tanking, healing, and damage dealing. Originally they were going to add these forums and scrap the old class forums, but it seems now they have abandoned that half of the plan. I'm so glad they did; I would have hated to lose the druid forum. Although it is often filled with rubbish threads - which is par for the course with such a large community - there is still a lot to be learned from other players, and a lot of threads simply wouldn't fit into one of the above three categories. Class guides and questions that don't relate specifically to tanking, healing or dps would be left in limbo.
For example, where would someone go to ask about macros for shifting, seek help with their aquatic form quest, or announce druid events? Where would we lament our lack of feral form customisation? And with the future dual-spec system, I'm certain there will be questions and discussions about synergy between two specs - will the healer forum really care about someone asking for advice on whether to go balance or feral on the side?
Although I predominantly play resto spec in a PvE raiding guild, I have other druids so that I can dabble in other things. I used to do a little bit of 5 and 10 man tanking; I really enjoyed it back then, and I'm really, really looking forward to speccing resto/feral (when we get dual specs), so that in my spare time I can solo as feral and also help out my guild by tanking instances and heroics. But... it's been about 18 months since I did anything as a feral druid in groups. I'm VERY rusty - so pretty soon I'll need to start getting a better handle on that.
On top of that, I don't really enjoy playing balance, but the undeniable fact is that with the new spellpower changes, my resto gear will be moderately effective as "balance" gear. Pick up a few different pieces, gem for hit, etc, and I could turkey it up in 5 mans - but I would prefer to know a little about how to do things properly.
The addition of dual specs has opened up more opportunities for me to play healer, dps, or tank, at any time I want, according to my mood or what my guild needs at the time. I need to dust off my bear suit and get back into the tanking groove, and with the spellpower changes, I should learn a little more about nuking effectively. I have to re-learn the other two aspects of my character that I have neglected for so long.
The point is - despite the often low signal-to-noise ratio of the druid forums, it's still a one-stop-shop for all three of our roles. If they ditched the class forums, I would have to go sift through three different forums to learn about how to play one character. The new forums should be helpful for topics and discussions that are healer-centric, but I'm definitely glad they left our class forums intact. My only gripe at this point is that without going looking for them I can already see thinly veiled "my class is better than yours" posts. I sincerely hope that bringing different classes together and consolidating them under a single role will encourage people not to squabble over which class "wins" at healing.