No, I wouldn't suggest belt with hit, it doesn't have any.
Nerub'ar Stalker's Cord Fairly well itemized mail belt, trumps plate one too and it is #2.
Ever thought about xfer? Ask around which realm have healthy pug scene at EU zone, I'm sure you'll find something. I mean, the more time you wasting struggling with 24 bads trying to down PP at 30%, the harder it will be to get into the decent (geared) group.
Other than that ...
1. Get Brynlol. 12 kills, how come you don't have one?
2. Upgrade your trinkets asap. Make deals, join only groups where people don't need them, whatever. You should get WFS and/or DV. Best method of obtaining DV is reserving one for yourself. Now, for other trinket slot I would either buy or rent (reselling each 2 hours) HWT if needed. It's really big upgrade comparing to MoT, no questions.
New weapon and trinkets will net you +1k dps and put you at 13-14k dps range and you should work up from there.