180 hours this time. First was 2k hours lol. So progress.
First toon is now own-found gear. The difference between own-found (swapping 1st team crafts onto the own-found) is about 180K DPS. So that's what we gained by hundreds of incremental improvements by trading up at the AH/RMAH.
Overall, it's been more fun and less grind, a game not a job.