After talking with various powerful Monks all day yesterday, I felt a little constructive criticism is warranted. It seems that many of you who are 1) just starting out, 2) are returning from an absence, 3) have goals much higher than your current status, are frequently creating threads with the exact same question: "How do I make my Monk better?"
All the threads with "How much is enough resist?" "Is this a good weapon?" "What gear should I change?" "How do I hit X DPS?" are embodied in this single question: "How do I make my Monk better?"
My criticism is this question has already been answered in the threads; many times.
Furthermore, after asking this question, most people seem to be expecting to be handed a checklist: change this skill, buy this equipment, run these levels, rinse and repeat... But if there was such a checklist, we would all be the same level, same EHP, same DPS, etc. and life would be boring. If this is the route you want, you're basically asking to be given homework. Then the game is no fun. You should use the guides, threads and videos that already exist and add your personal creativity and intellect to fill in the rest.
All the information you need to establish a path from where you are and where you want to be is already here; you don't need to ask things like what you should upgrade next or how to get more DPS/more resists, just look around. I used Piffle's guide as a basis for re-booting my Monk after an absence. Vrkhyz has some excellent threads with the math and numbers, as well as simplemath. I found another thread and companion YouTube video giving me tips on how to make some gold in the AH, in addition to what drops to pick up as you run. Jco310 started a thread for FREE mp10 (usually) Uber runs if you provide the machines. 99% of the Monks here have profiles you can view. DiabloProgress.com and D3Up.com can give you some more insight to your personal numbers regarding gear. Even the "Rate the Monk Above You" threads are helpful to a point.
There is no reason to be constantly (for lack of a better word) nagging about what your next step should be unless you are just plain lazy; and being lazy doesn't put you in the top tier of Monks. All the steps are already laid out before you.
Building your Monk should be fun, challenging, rewarding and it should stretch your creativity and intellect a bit. Read what's out there. Watch some YouTube videos. Add some creative juice. Use your brain. And HAVE FUN. :)