Jun 18th 2009 11:45PM Good overall write up. I will still, however, always argue that Arms is THE best leveling spec. I've never been a fan of the gather up groups of mobs and kill them slowly technique of prot leveling. Arms gave me the option of gathering up huge groups of mobs and killing them very, very fast with Bladestorm.
I don't know if there's anything more enjoyable than a well-played Bladestorm.
Arms is also the EASIEST to gear for as you level. But, like you said, if you have a 70 warrior all decked out in Sunwell, you can do whatever you like. Of course, the chances are good all of THOSE warriors have been 80 for a long time!
I also must say that as far as gearing guides for new level 80 warriors, I prefer those that are to the point, and point out the real easy stuff to get real fast. Like mine! :) (Prepare for shameless plug.)
I also have power auras exports for both Fury and Arms. I LOVE power auras to support my rotations.