trust the devs and their claims to actually balance it all out in the end.
that's all I'm really saying. That they're moving in the right direction.

You're right I don't know the numbers. But it's not important, numbers are easy to fix. The design is the important part.

in TBC feral avoidance starts low and ends high.
in WotLK it's start average and end average.

shield block
it's not clear how it'll be handled yet. Currently DKs have extra parry. But aside from Aoe tanking where can provide extreme amounts of mitigation it's not that big a deal.