we once got 4 DPS warrior apps on a recruiting push, and we ended up recruiting the one with the least gear and no heroic experience because the proof was in the results they could control: his gear was impeccable (gearing, gemming, reforging, upgrading) and his logs didn't just show him being spot-on with his offensive CDs, but also consistent improvement due to gear over the weeks he'd recorded on WOL.
his damage taken was low, his defensive CD usage was correct, and you could pick a mechanic in the logs to study and see how he did it right.
it was 0 trouble to explain this to the other 3 warriors with heroic gear & XP why he got the nod and they didn't. it was a 100% pure fair shake.
gear and experience are only signs; results matter.
You never go full Rickotron.