Like most posters I consider the Protection tree so far from usefull as to be impossible to rework without making a completely new tree.

On the other hand the AoV tree almost works well.

Two things in particular are missing though:
1) An offensive SLA. Something that can be used from the middle levels and is still usefull if not great at the max level. Maybe a copy of Sunburst from the new cleric tree.
2) HP enhancements. On Live a human fvs can get +30 hp from human and +40 hp from fvs yet on beta its down to +25 base and +15 from Protector tree. This obviously needs to be fixed as lowering hp by 30 is a significant reduction which certainly isnt warrented.