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This is a little too anecdotal to have much value in the discussion.
Oh yea, but I'm not going for such a low value of haste.
I do not doubt that your build did work for you in a way. This discussion isn't whenever only Haste or Mastery builds work, both do. In fact the numbers are rather close, but one of the two is slightly stronger. Depending on your progression you will have different needs and you may want to get everything out of your char you can get. However your char is only a tool, it depends on how you use it. This is the biggest factor of all.
Also you do not want to max all three stats with mastery, it depends a lot of you available gear but you just want to max mastery while keeping haste close to the lowest value(for additional ticks) you can get. That does not mean to drop to 496 haste...
On a practical note if you do only get mastery items, a haste build won't be optimal nor the other way a round.
I decided to keep with Mastery build and right now I got 9,04% (1157) Haste, 16.42 (1509) Mastery and 2616 Spirit, also 16.18% Crit. I believe for my current equipment these are the best values I can get, otherwise it would be really unbalanced.
I've done a DS run today with this build and had a average of 17k hps, in Warlord Zon'ozz 20k hps, but I had some problems healing the tank in Hagara's Focused Assault skill, because my heals, due to the low haste, are slow...so I had to use a CD everytime she used Focused Assault.
And I noticed that the druid on my core is not keeping up with my heals, I'm always the top healing done even with this "single target build", he's almost the same ilvl as I, so I see this in 2 ways: either this build is REALLY working or the druid is doing a bad job.
Also, I apologize if my last post sounded way too defensive.