Yeah, I have 509 legs and my next valor upgrade was going to be the legs, but even with reforges I get put way over on hit and actually lose damage from a 13 ilvl increase.
Plus, this will only get worse when we start doing upgrades on gear in 5.3. I can't even imagine how harsh T16 will be.
It's so bogus that things that should be clear upgrades (trinkets or whatever else) are only tentatively so. Sub-optimal is one thing, but offensive stats being worthless? Really?
And there are blue sockets that I may end up putting agi/stam cuts in because the hit is worthless but the socket bonus is worth matching.
Not to mention all the people on the forums who say, "Just replace those pieces of gear that have hit on them with pieces that don't." I have 4 pieces with hit on them (don't even have the hit/exp bow) and, after reforging out of hit on them all, I'm over the cap. Plus, idk how loot drops in their raids, but we don't choose which pieces the boss drops in our raids. Or they'll say, "Reforge out of hit." Because you aren't limited to reforging 40% of the stat or anything like that, amirite?. I hadn't thought of reforging.
The caps were reasonable in blue gear, and even to an extent, in T14, but this is just going to get more ridiculous with every "upgrade." If they don't want to change stats on the actual gear, at least change the hard cap to some sort of soft cap where there are some returns on hit/exp over the cap. Have excess split evenly among haste/crit/mastery. Or let us reforge more than 40% (reforging is already technical enough that I doubt they'd want to complicate it further for throngs of players, though).
I know they're ultimately planning on "fixing" hit and expertise at some point down the road, but that doesn't change the fact that we're borked right now and even more so down the road. BiS pieces won't necessarily be the ones that have crit/x but the ones that don't have hit/exp.
[Btw, I'll piss and moan on the official forums when I get home and have my authenticator on me. I'm thinking I'll post it in the Damage forum, unless someone has a better idea?]