One thing I have noticed about certain drops. Certain badge gear. Is lack of gem slots.
As I have progressed, I have found my warrior becoming, though I don't want to use the wrong word, starving for more and more stamina, strength and hit. This is because more and more drops seem to have more dodge and defense and less stamina, strength and hit that I would like to see.
So I have now begun to look for ways to increase those deficits by going after gear that have at least (2) gem slots."The bonus for these slots do not play a very important part into my search though I would never sacrifice a defense bonus for stamina if I was hurting for defense to begin with." I then make sure the item has high stamina, moderate to high dodge and some strength with at least the two gem slots thrown in. A third slot added is very welcomed and if the item has a Block Value bonus, well, thats just icing on the cake. (And of course, my defense is already over 490)
(Don't know if any of the above applies to you but oh-well)
You may want to work on getting to revered with "Keepers of Time" and "Aldor". Nice enchants for the head and shoulders you should already have.
Now as for your badges. I would buy the Chestplate of Stoicism and get that out of your way. (Though I seem to have just contradicted what I earlier said about having at least two gem slots). This item has very nice avoidance, so you can't over look that. The other item I like are the Sunguard Legplates. They aren't bad either.