I think there are some important lessons from the 1.8 PTS testing.
First, thank you to Voodoo for conducting BiS warrior dps testing with raid buffs/debuffs on the stationary dummy. It is hard work to get fully setup for raid conditions on the dummy and even harder to do an actual raid on PTS.
Second, we have confirmed that the only datapoint that matters for dps balancing is BiS raid buffed/debuffed dps parses. I know this will personally save me a lot of time, as I don't have BiS gear, so I can save myself the trouble of running parses on PTS. This knowledge may help others as well.
Third, since the parse data Atrius is using is stationary dummy parse data, dps parse results in actual raids may look very different. So whatever changes are in the 1.8 patch will only be approximations. Expect more changes in the several hotfixes that follow 1.8 release.
Fourth, given the amount of changes already made by Atrius, with more coming, I think it's easy to see how broken the original warrior dps design was in the 1.0 release. Having lived through the nerfs/band-aids/bug fixes from 1.0 to 1.7, I still find it amazing that the warrior community was smart enough to develop a spec (2H RW) that took a broken design and delivered competitive dps. I'm confident that my fellow warriors will find some way to deliver competitive dps in 1.8 regardless of what gets pushed to Live.