personally, once i hit lvl 20 with my shammy, i tried several different totem addons and finally decided on Yata. i cannot imagine playing without it. it's simple, tells me everything i need to know, and doesn't take up much space. after playing up to 68, i know what each totem icon looks like and i don't really need the tooltips. it plugs into Fubar, too, which is just an added plus for me.
Ours not to reason why,
Ours but to do or die,
Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred.