I made sure my hit was over 262 (with new gear it is WAY over)
I made sure my Expertise was over 148 w/weapon mastery
I have been gemming strength pretty much all outside of this (althought the top arms warriors on the server for gear score are gemming Arm Pen..)
Attacking - Rend is always up and I try to let it drop off just before re-applying, I try to use mortal strike at every opp, I use overpower and execute whenever they are lit up, slam when nothing is open and bladestorm when available however if only 1 person I will often wait on bladestorm to make sure it will have multiple opponents or at least a full health opponent to get full use out of it.
So in raids, my dps is like 4K-4.5K when I am lucky (25 man raids), when running Heroics I post 3-3.5K. Against the Heroic training dummy I max out at 3.5k dps.
At a 2851 GS I had imagined me being over 4k dps heroics and maybe 5 in raid. There are guildies in the 2700-2750GS range way overtaking me in raids (rogues, pallys etc). I know diff classes post diff but I should be able to at least stay a little closer to them no?
Thanks for any input, I know this was long but wanted to get all the details in.