Right now it is… annoying, to try to get a best in bags report because I have Azerite gear that have traits already set. It would be extremely helpful to have an option to accept traits as locked when they are already set on a piece of gear.
You can lock in azerite traits on an item if you wish – click on any of the azerite traits in the best in bags result to open up the editor, then click on each azerite trait you wish to lock in (even if you already have it chosen, click it again to lock) … still working on that UI a bit. Usually when I want to lock, I right-click on each trait to blank them all out, then activate each trait i want to lock in. Then press re-optimize below the gear table.
That’s a more reactive process than simply going with the current traits selected.