Infraction: What does the Report Post button look like?
Message to User:
Is it like how many licks to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop or something?
How about you let me moderate and you just hit report? Your post is terrible not only because it's arrogant, but because you know that you're responding to a shit post and do it anyhow. Funny how that ends up as a 72 hour ban. I'm not really sure you should be lecturing other people on the forum rules.
I do not have time to regularly check this post as much as I would like, so I may be asking questions that have already been asked/discussed and answered in depth, but as far as I could tell just about everything is still being debated.
Skipping the questions which can be answered by using search:
First: I'll call it dealer's choice. Personal opinion the extra survivability of Sacred Shield trumps a second point in E4E.
Third: No 4piece, 3 HP and refresh up to 3-4 seconds before it drops (which should only be 1-2 after it drops in most worst cases). Some will go for 1 or 2 HP refreshes if necessary. This would be some DPS loss due to missing GCD. You'd mostly be forcing out a Consecration, which at best is less than 1% total DPS anyhow.
With 4piece, 1 HP and refresh as close to the wire as possible. With CS being in the 3.5-4.0 range this should average between the 2 before drop and 2 after drop period.
Fifth: with reforging, stats are stats. 50 Hit could effectively be 50 Mastery, or better. You juggle your reforging in your gear with 50 Mastery to boots and wind up X rating over hit cap as closest possible. Change boots to 50 Hit and suddenly you're precisely at hit cap or Y (where Y is less than X). You have gained stats overall, you win the game!
Finally: I'll let someone who has crunched numbers answer, as I have not.