I detest what Blizz has done to 25 man raiding, it has almost made me quit the game. This Thunderforged gear crap is not even enough of a fix to be called a band-aid.
"Even figuring in disenchanted items, WoWProgress figures the drop rates to be approximately 10% for 10-man and 25% for 25-man" -whoopdedoo!
There is honestly just zero incentive to do 25s. Too much work with no reward.
On that note, hats off to you, Crucial, for sticking with it. I wish you well :) I miss 25s so much.