Between the spotty capitalization and punctuation, the incoherent rambling and back-story, and the ellipsis abuse, I question just how much you "read" over the past year. It certainly wasn't the Banhammer.
long time reader (well over a year!) and first time poster... other patches where we had one viable spec, and the gear wasnt so crazily itemised i could more or less get by with some help in these threads... this patch im stumped as to how i should gear pretty much, so be ready for a whole load of posts from me (just a forewarning =])
thanks to above post for answering my question on already on set boni (saved you all a lot of reading!)
also: any verdict yet on what the BiS main pieces are gona be (eg 4 pieces and crafted legs looks good to me but im not sure), and how much are we really gona need spirit from offsets, as the badge belt is looking quite tasty to at the moment!
Will there not reach a point below x spirit where its not worth using LT glyph and using a different glyph instead (obviously there will be a point somehwere), but wouldnt it be feasible to just take crit/haste/hit offsets and use this other glyph, rather than going out of the way to get offpieces with spirit.
Also, somehwere i saw mentioned that you could take the new badge trinket (152 hit etc), and then get full spirit offsets, keeping your spirit high, but the badge trinket on use is only worth 119 sp roughly if used on CD, and you're going to be replacing a potentially VERY high dps trinket, just to get some spirit (which isnt a great stat to begin with) on your offsets.
edit: and on top of this the legs have hit on, which if all our offsets are going to have to have spirit surely we're gonna need the hit from the legs, as hit/sprit items dont really exist.
wall of text, just had to get it all out! Cheers, hertz =]