I picked up a nice Blackthorn's Jousting Mail set (pants) last night and I'm debating if they are good for my currently build. The trade off between offense versus defense is pretty close and I'm a little conflicted.
Overall, compared to my current pants, I lose:
110 Armor (60 armor on pants and 50 armor from loss of dex)
42 All Resist
Compared to my current pants, I gain:
x% Life (can't remember, it's between 6% - 10%)
405 Life on Hit
So, I'm going to give up some armor, some resist, some DPS, but gain 7,000 life (putting me almost at 50K) and bump my life on hit to 1,300.
I think it's way better when it comes to sustainability. But I'm having a VERY hard time upping my DPS. So to take a hit on DPS hurts, even though it stays above 30K.
Overall, I think the pants may be better, and I can simply omit VIT from another new piece in hopes of gaining back the DPS/Dex/Armor/AR that I have lost.