Being able to defend your choices well even if they aren't the same as what the "experts" already in guild say is a huge plus in my mind.
That said, there's a lot to be said for people who show a willingness to change or adapt to the needs of the guild. If you say, "I do it this way because XYZ, which I think is a valid gearing strategy, but if the guild would prefer me to switch to ABC in order to be more effective, I'm willing to make that change."
In actual fact, the difference in reforging is seldom a large difference. What I want to know from an applicant is if they understand their class. Proper gemming/enchanting/reforging can display that, but a well reasoned argument, especially from a malleable spec like resto druid, is more impressive to me than just someone who copied EJ.
Kathy, I said, "I'm lost" though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America