... I'm not saying I don't like a challenge, but something feels inherently wrong when the first 10 seconds of a fight are the most stressful.
This is so, SO true. It is also why I have not even *logged* my warrior tank since Cataclysm hit. I wanted to get my DPS to max level first, and then when I saw what tanking was like for the tanks... yeah.
... Impatient dps has actually made me stop doing heroics because of their inability to play like they should.
And this is the reason Blizzard has resorted to CTA to get tanks into heroics. I am not saying there aren't legitimate problems with tanking atm (see above), but at least as serious as those tank problems is the fact that tanking *changed* in Cataclysm from how it was in Wrath, and the DPS seem to be refusing to adjust.