After over 3 hours simcrafting a multi-tude of different builds and trying to find the one that yields the biggest outcome, I can't come up with anything definitive. I've tried studying the few top-end warlocks that actually log out in affliction builds. I've tried camping raiding test dummies. Nothing yields numbers I can say beyond a margin of error are effective stat builds. What little I was able to figure out:
Most top end aff locks are just barely above 4700 haste rating, but no spreadsheet that I've ever seen has shown any significance to this 4700 mark. Simcraft seems to show that a build with 4200 haste rating is slightly better than my build with 4700, but only by 36 dps (and there were other factors with that build).
Running with level 92 hit cap seems to sim better than any other specific-number hit cap goal. About 500 dps different between 5000+ hit rating and the 4080 hit rating mark.
Int gems have finally seemingly surpassed mastery gems, but by a margin so small it almost doesn't even matter.
Simming mastery as the highest valued stat yeilds less than 15 dps (yes, 15 dps, not 15%) less than simming haste as the highest valued stat. I've decided to chuck this off as margin of error.
And even these facts I find myself second guessing every moment I find out about them. Nothing seems consistent at all.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...rhead/advanced is my armory if that helps in any way