i think i'm noob Prot pally help!
Stephen King has a book series called the gunslinger. Something he said in respect to quick draw shooting I think applies to tanking. Forgive me if the quote is not exact
Slow is calm
Calm is controlled
Controlled is fast
A perfect example of this is taunts. You are better offt taking a second or two longer to make sure you have the right mob targeted when you taunt than having taunt on cd for the next 8 seconds and the mob still on the healer. Think about all the ways being calm helps. Picture you just taking your time and casually controlling the situation. Your threat is FIVE TIMES your damage done. Even against 40k dps, you only need 8k. Tanking MOST of the time is not the frenetic race to push buttons harder/faster/longer to win the stock car race. Appreciate the difference to help stay calm.
"he doens't need healing, he doesn't need healing, he doesn't nee-WHAOSHIT!wtf was that man!". Please stop leaning on TDR. -Teng