I raid ToC 25 as our token ret paladin, and I was searching for potential upgrades from the ilvl 245 version of Justicebringer, my current weapon.
Apart from the heroic ilvl 258 version of Justicebringer, I happened across Lothar's Edge, another ilvl 245 axe that drops from the Tribute Chest in 10-man heroic ToC.
Doing a quick comparison, you determine the following: You give up 82 ArPen, and 1 Crit rating moving from Justicebringer to Lothar's, but you gain 4 Str, 78 hit, and a red socket. As I'm already over the hit cap purely from gear and ArPen isn't that great anyway, I'd have to run these two items through Rawr to see which is superior, but the stat allocation made me question the overall budget for both items.
I don't profess to be an expert on stat budgets, but this example seems out of line for two items of the same ilvl. Is this an error in item budget on one of these axes or is ArPen weighted vastly more than hit rating when it comes to stat budgets?