Brutalizer vs. Unbreakable, 2.3 (Orc/Human)
This is irritating me, but only in the sense that the entire racial nerf for Humans and Orcs already has.
As it stands there are two really good endgame weapons that are specifically oriented to tanks (not including Shahraz' sword). These are [item]The Brutalizer[/item] and [item]The Unbreakable Will[/item].
This next patch, if Brutalizer stays the same, but the +5 Axe Skill becomes +5 Expertise, it will reduce Dodge and Parry by 1.25% each for the tank using it. In other words, it will provide 2.5% Hit beyond the normal Hit cap. The equivalent would be nearly 40 Hit Rating on the weapon. 1% Crit and Armor just don't counter the bonuses of switching to Brutalizer, especially the Parry reduction.
The best Human tanking weapon will, in fact, be an axe. This, given two tank-specific weapons of equal item level and a racial bonus. After another tank in my guild gets his Brutalizer, I'll be picking one up -- even though I just picked up the Unbreakable Will.
Enough morning ranting!
(p.s. I haven't actually checked all this out on PTR, so if something is inaccurate feel free to let me know)