As you can see from my questions I am at a total loss about gearing this new spec. As much as I try to wrap my head around the best choices I am just at a loss of whats best. Since I don't generally dps in a raid, I am one of the 2 MTs I don't get to focus solely on that aspect. So, while I am sure some people have a lot more to do then answer my newbie questions. I would greatly appreciate the help.
It is a bit relative to your current stats. If you can stay with a healthy hit levels, I would pick the crit/arp items, while devaluing the haste items. if your hit is for some weird reason low, then keep valuing hit, and so on. Factor in what you gain from gems and AP from strength and you should get an idea for an items worth. Incidentally, from a purely budgetary perspective, you can take your less desirable stats and see how they stack up against a blue quality gem (sockets are balanced around blue quality gems). So for example, 24 stamina would have been worth 16 strength, or 16 haste could have been 16 crit, and so on.
And if you still can't decide, the more gem slots the better, since the budget will stink but it does give you the stats you want/need.