This weekend, Reversion and I are going to try an experiment. We’ll get on our tank and heals and stand in Trade spamming for three dps with GearScore *below* 4k. Maybe 4.2k if we can’t find any lower than that. They need to be willing to take constructive criticism though; we’ve both played enough classes that we can spot really wrong things pretty quickly.
Then we’ll run some instances, and see what we can see. Gear != skill. However, a high gear score says you have ground out X number of instances or raids, and therefore should be able to play your class well. This doesn’t actually see to be true, based on all the 5k gear score doing 2k dps we run into all the time.
Looking forward to the results; stay tuned.