But seriously, right now I'm not going for 3039, I'm going for 2017. I say this for a couple reasons:
1. 3039 is what it takes to put an extra tick on your renew, therefore raising its healing and mana efficiency. I glyphed renew (cause I luv it so much, also my mana management is pretty decent) so I wouldn't get the extra tick till 4721, which is impossible for me to reach in my gear. Disprove this by telling me what else to glyph besides renew. My others are lightspring and mass dispel (which I'd remove first)
2. If you find yourself often in chakrah state serenity form, there's no reason for the extra hot tick. Because you're refreshing renew. Constantly. It's not going to fall off. So it doesn't need the extra tick. Simple as that.
3. 2017 is the amount of haste needed for your HW:serenity to get 2 extra ticks, and is entirely reachable.
Are any of these convincing? I've been doing it for a while and I just get stares "you know the haste cap is 3039 right?". I want to make certain I'm not COMPLETELY crazy.
Edit: credit where credit is due. stole the numbers from http://talesofapriest.com/resources/haste-breakpoints/ which I find to be a nice table
edit: realized I put the wrong chakrah refresh state... i'm bad and should feel bad :P