I've tried a lot of classes, hunter is my favorite. I got a 90, an 85, a 79, and this guy. My 90 isn't geared beyond starter PvP gear because I'm really not into that whole daily/grinding BG routine anymore (I did it at when I got to max level in BC, WotLK, and Cata). I wanted to try something different, a tanking class. I have tried feral druid (before they separated damage and tanking) but it wasn't so much my style. I do have a couple of ret pally's (highest I think is somewhere around 80) and they were cool.
So I'm picking protection paladin as my next project. Here are my questions, for you the experienced paladin players:
1) I like to do random dungeons, and as the tank I'll be expected to play like a seasoned vet. I do not have any boa gear for this class (I guess I could pass down my hunter's boa shoulders, but I might look stupid wearing them)... will that hurt me a lot? I know boa-geared players do significantly more damage than those without. As a non-boa geared pally will I have a hard time holding aggro?
2) Is protection pally a good solo class? I like to take a break from the group stuff. Yes I know "all classes are viable" but are they good? Remember my favorite class has been huntard lol
3) I've read prot isn't good at PvP. What about if I care about objectives? For example if our survivability is high, I would love to be the flag runner in WSG or EoTS. I love doing that stuff. Even on my hunter I escort the flag runner and get more enjoyment/excitement out of that anyway. I like contributing to the team.
4) As far as stats go the latest thing I read was.. Mastery, expertise, stamina first, parry/dodge/strength/armor/int second, crit/agi/haste don't matter. Is this true?
Sorry about the noob questions, but I'd like to get the most up-to-date info from active players that I can. My goal isn't to raid or anything just do some random dungeon tanking, PvP, and a little solo action.