Infraction: 1. All posters are to make an effort to communicate clearly.
Message to User:
Between all the hyphens and ellipses and spotty capitalization, I can barely understand this post.
And newsflash: telling us "FIRST POST" is a red flag that at least one rule is being broken.
JC nerf is pretty rough, if you're going to hold onto your socket bonuses - on your blue slots, as im presuming thats where you use them - thats where i do, you're looking at the 8str/12sta for those slots, 3 of them doesnt even equal 1 of the prismatic gems, so right from the off its a 55str loss. then using the new red slot dragons eye str gems in your red slots you can scrape back a 33str gain - only one more stat value than BS per say. totalling a 22str loss. thats quite a lot.
let alone the issues you face once you start factoring in other armor sets you might swap between - example here is between pve/pve gear... as i personally use a couple of pve slots in pvp for the 2 set bonus, making up the resiliance with dragons eyes... but thats just a choice thing, shouldnt really factor in the arguement i guess.
Still, although JC will still potentially net you a 1stat gain over BS, is it really the profession to go for anymore?
What could be suggested as another TS route to go i wonder...?
Oh, and Hi! First post! Shame its not on a better subject