I think I need to increase my Hit and Expertise dramatically. I just increased my Parry about 2% but this caused my Block to drop about 3%. I am thinking of replacing the Agi on my cloak with Dodge or Armor. I am currently restocking badges after purchasing Sunguard Legplates & Chestplate of Stoicism.
I am currently at 88 Hit and 28 Expertise. Be Imba! says I am "Overcapped Expertise" but I believe that is just the "Soft Cap." I believe the numbers to aim for are 142 Hit and 80 Expertise (not expecting to hit these numbers, just shoot for them) if I am not mistaken.
You don't need your block to go over 25% unless you're tanking Illidan or tanking multiple mobs in an AE tanking set (ie, shield spike on the sporegar shield and wearing a 40%+ SBV outfit). Your block rating is essentially a worthless stat as a protection-specced warrior, since shield block will push your block rating up 75%, and your dodge+parry+miss chance are over 25% in and of themselves. The only other time it's worth looking at shield block rating is if you're building a passive uncrushable set, which is largely a gimmick with little practical value.
The target expertise skill you want to aim for is around 60, not 80. You are correct, though, that BeImba is claiming you don't need any higher than 23 skill, which is the soft-cap for tanks (and the hard-cap for melee DPSers).
Thanks for the reply and the info. You can really notice a difference (at least I can) with the upgrades that add Hit and Expertise. Hopefully ZA will be kind tonight as Lurker and MgT were not last week. I'll have enough Badges for Slikk's Cloak of Placation after this ZA!
On a side note, my guild killed Vashj for the first time (2 Shot) last night and then killed Antheron for the first time (1 Shot) to follow it up! It was a good night!