Just setting the stage for a discussion on the vast changes that should be coming our way.
Bard's primary role in raid is to provide buffs. The current buffs provide a flat value. Because of this the benefit of the raid diminishes as it gets geared. For example, consider my warrior alt who is mostly raid 1 geared; He has roughly 750 AP/750 Crit. Looking at Motif of Bravery (62AP/SP), this provides a 8.2% buff to AP. The same motif on my HK geared rogue (1500AP Bloodstalker-unbuffed) provides a 4.1% buff to AP. When the raid has all ID gear, this benefit will fall to maybe 3% or lower.
A similar diminish in benefit happens to all the Fanfares. A solution to this issue would be to make all the buffs work off a percentage of unbuffed AP (buffed would create an infinite loop of befit).
This change will also make it clear how to itemize as bard.