All right. I suppose I see your point in not doing everything because of "low gear" I understand that. My mindset is to optimize. There is no shame in using cheaper enchants on gear until you get gold/upgrades, I was not intending that. The OP did say
I genuinely want to reforge my bear to be the best that he can be .
which to me, I understood as wanting to optimize the character as best as he can. He does not have to take my advice. I am personally very finicky with Ask Mr.Robot, I am always changing things to try to make him optimize the way I want it to turn out. Again, the OP does not have to take my advice, he can take half of it or only a 1/4th of it. It's all on the preference.
As for the stat weights, I'm not sure what you mean by it being a "pain". I can understand if you are talking about using Reforge lite weights into Mr. Robot. as I said in my post, it was a bad example since Mr. Robot takes into account primary AND secondary, while reforge lite takes into account ONLY secondary (again, as i mentioned in my earlier post).
To explain: you simply do just stick Mr. Robots weights into Reforge lite. You will be missing some stats in reforge lite, yes, but you can simply ignore those and just use the one Mr. Robot has. If Mr. robot does not have a stat and reforge lite does, then you set it to 0 in reforge lite. I don't quite understand what is difficult about this. It is simply a copy/paste.
I don't doubt that reforgerade is a good add-on. I used it myself a while back before reforge lite. But it doesn't have any functionality to it. It simply does what it is told to do (i.e. Mr Robot's reforge suggestions, as I said was one option to do). Reforge lite on the other hand does something different. It calculates.
Which makes it completely different from reforgerade. The only reason I said to use Mr. Robots weights into Reforge lite was because of this basic functionality of calculation. It will get you as close as possible to the hit/exp caps that you want, where Mr. Robot sometimes leaves you under because of the way it optimizes.
You mention about not having enough gold to do some basic gemming/enchanting. I suppose you are right about this. I don't think about some others that may not have gold to make all these changes. I myself stay between the 5-15k range of gold, which for me is enough to make the gem/enchant changes for new gear or tweaks I want to try with my gear. and I feel like I'm poor with that. I wouldn't begin to know how someone with less would feel. But really, if you do have less and are struggling with gold on simple gems/enchants, Just do dailys. Do all of them, do some of them. They give you free gold. Leveling a character from 85-90 can probably net you around 5k gold. Questing in general can make you enough spending change for some basic gearing needs.
Lastly, after you do the reforge lite reforges, I encourage you to log out, and hit 'optimize' on Mr. Robot again. You should see that they will usually agree and if anything changes you can decide for yourself if you want to make that change.
Edit: I would also like to elaborate on why I say to do reforging last, by doing Mr. Robots gems/enchants and then reforge lite reforging. Reforge lite takes into account your CURRENT gems and enchants. It keeps everything the same and is only allowed to change the reforging. If you do the reforges first, then go take different advice (i.e. Mr. Robot's gems), when you go back to reforge they will change because of caps. This mainly happens when you add hit or exp gems or enchants. You go over or under the cap and then reforge lite has to re-account for the new changes.
Mr. Robot on the other hand does it all at once and takes into account everything, but in a different way.
It's all a preference and you are free to do it any way you wish, I'm just suggesting what I do and what I have experienced.
Edited by krazyito65, 22 January 2013 - 04:37 PM.