Leveling 70ish tank, when to upgrade gear?
Thanks to the advice and confidence received here, I have been happily tanking many a random/pug. My general philosophy on gear as a tank is to have the best gear available for my level before entering the instance (with the obvious exception of that particular instance dropping an upgrade for me). Now, I just dinged Lvl 74 and all my upgrades seem to drop in Violet Hold. However, there are a few crafted items (Tempered Saronite gear and Cloak of Tormented Skies) that would definitely be upgrades. Should I hold off on getting crafted gear made for me when it will (hopefully) be replaced after a few runs in VH? Or should I just eat the (relatively low) cost for a definite upgrade and enjoy the benefits of better gear while I level to 75 when I can grind VH? I'm not crazy about the fact that the bosses in VH are random, I can't really count on seeing the bosses that drop the loot I need... Should I just not worry about having the best gear until I hit 80? (Side note: is 74 too low to queue for VH?)