Post by svirve
Haste has become better after the patch but it's not the #1 thang.
Go for the staggering legplates. Even if you are hit capped my guess is you'll see better results with those.
As you could probably tell from the post before, there's a debate about which is better. Some people say to just not worry about hit, just as long as it's over 5% or so, and others, like svirve believe it is better to be hit capped, however, everyone agree's you should NEVER gem for hit, only STR.
There is no debate. My math was wrong since i was tired.
Hit > str nobody agrees on gemming STR over hit in yellow sockets if you're below hit cap. (That's sooooooo pre-3.1)
To quote EJ
32.8 rating gives you 1% hit. At level 80, we require 263 hit rating, or 8%, to be hit capped on white swings, specials, and judgements. Note that Exorcism and Consecration are considered spells and use the spell hit table, thus we can still miss with these abilities. As of 3.1 hit cap is very important, and quite a bit easier to attain - you need to be hitcapped in order to maximize your dps, so gemming for it isn't a bad idea. Hit is as good or better than STR until you are hitcapped, and then becomes worthless after the cap, so gear appropriately. If you always raid with a draenei, you have the option of gearing for 7% hit due to their racial.