70-79 Prot Warrior gear questions
I'm a 70 prot warrior and I've gotten some half-decent gear in the form of the crafted Cobalt set and I have done okay in Utgarde Keep the few times that I've run it, but I'm concerned for what I'll be facing as I continue to level and run dungeons. I've got a few questions that I haven't seen answered directly (searched a bit though not a ton since I'm at work, hah, and I did read the faq) and was hoping some of the good peoples here had some answers/advice.
1. Should I be seeking out better gear every time I level or should I only upgrade every so often?
2. Should I be spending the gold to get enchants/etc on my pieces while I'm still running normal 5-mans? I'm a blacksmith and have a ton of bars I've smelted and ready to get that up any time I choose, should I be shooting for 415 and socketing my three pieces and gemming those as well?
3. Are any honor point items worth it at all to get when I hit 80? I've looked around and it seems like it might be okay for a short period, but mostly just for pvp stuff.
4. First emblem of triumph items I should be saving up for? It's nice to be making the emblems now instead of waiting until I'm already 80.
So basically I'm wanting to know how intense I should be making my pursuit of gear until I'm 80, if I should be focusing a lot on the gear or on just exping as fast as possible. Answers and advice appreciated!