I'm the guy in the field who was following convention, but then stumbled upon something. So I am experimenting and observing, recording and analyzing. What I am not doing is plugging data into a mathematical model to then reveal some glorious new convention to the world.
Why am I not doing that? Some nefarious grand plan to keep you all in the dark? No. I don't know how. My talents, unfortunately, are in other intellectual areas. If you notice, I chime in when someone says something so matter-of-factually yet is not what I do. I do that because I don't want people to get locked into a convention that I don't think is any more substantiated than my claims, just more embraced.
What we're doing now is basically arguing the existence of God. If you're so confident, show me the math behind the sources that you claim to be right. Show me the flawless math that indicates a 180 intellect gem is better than a 320 haste gem if it reduces me below 13053 haste. Don't use references to simcraft, show me the exact math from the ground up. Show the DPS it adds to each spell individually. I think we can agree I do competent and competitive levels of DPS. So the difference is not clear if my method is wrong. Maybe it's a slight bit better, the same, or a slight bit worse? Maybe the difference is so negligible we cannot possibly calculate it because of tricky factors like latency, hardware, RNG, other player timing, or whatever.
I strive to constantly be the best frost mage I can possibly be. That's my goal. Not to prove I'm right about a hunch. I want to do things correctly. So audit me. Tell me what to change, I'll change it, then I'll report back to you the results. How confident are you in the convention?