The utter lack for need of CC is......hard to say. I know not every tank can do what stud tanks can. I have people I respect complain to me that so and so can hold aggro on his shadow and what not. Single target is pretty simple but AoE tanking, for a warrior at least takes alot of skill (in the sense I know warriors, not dissing other classes, so unclench pallys and DKs)
I have this argument with a friend of mine who is also a prot warrior. And its true, tanks we know faceroll through heroics. Now, they don't mow them down like others do but I still feel the sting of running a heroic 46 times for leather belts, abyss shards, and badges whilst they struggle through them with CC and wipe recovery, and back up healing to "/g [Red Sword of Courage] OMG Woot!"
Meh, such is life. The content is accessible but a good tank can prove their skill. A case can be made for that skill being necassary or not. My Naxx raid does ok and I've been grinding hard on my DPS to improve but, at the expense of sounding like an arrogant prick, we've gotten alot further than we probably should with the skill and firepower we have. We just have a handful of solid players that boost the lower output folks.
And for the love of God, they can't dance. Heigan as utter carnage. We killed him after 8 tries and essentially 5 manned him after the first dance phase.
Where was I? Oh yes....I like the new tanking style. I miss some of the old school stuff but really, a memorized sequence of buttons isn't fun. Having a wider range of tools and requiring some thought on when to use them is. Man, I love the BV trinket from Heroic VH.....pop that and SB and put a hurtin on someone. Dropping a 10K hammer on Noth is teh secks.
your hat may be nice, but I have the little white tank top that says Legendary right across my boobs. I win. (or more correctly, H wins)