Hello, everyone. I switched to a monk after years of playing a tankadin. I have done tons of research on the class. My armory (may have logged out in Windwalker but the gear is the same except I have a second trinket that is reforged to Expertise to hit the hardcap). I FEEL like I am doing everything right albeit failure to sit down and work on my weakauras to ensure better shuffle uptime (guildie said world of logs had me at 60% on some fights) and to resist spending chi on other things such as chi wave (am I the only one who loves its sound? pew...pew...).
I am being hounded by SOME members of my guild. "We are going to hardmodes soon. Why is your damage intake so spiky? Why are you taking SOOO much more damage because world of logs says so? Why do you have the darkmoon dps trinket and not the tanking one? Blah blah blah."
So, I provided them numerous links to sources such as the brewmaster guide here, icy-veins, noxxic, etc. even linking the brewmaster from Method to show how some of the top end brewmasters stat prioritize. Heck, I even linked them a post about how World of Logs was incorrect and showing that I was taking MUCH more damage than I actually was due to how shuffle was being treated. I told them that Recount has me neck in neck with the other tanks on damage taken. Sure, my health pool is a little lower but my dps is MUCH higher.
Pretty much, should I just give in and reforge/gem/enchant everything for Mastery like some are claiming I should do to prove my point? Should I say "screw tanking", even though I don't mind tanking and somewhat enjoy it, and switch to DPS (which I was top DPS on our first Tay'ak kill last night)?