As a fellow warlock who was there during the original, I know where you’re coming from. The crazy thing though (and I’ve only just come to accept this as with BWL loot hitting the streets) is it just isn’t worth it.
The thing that struck me first was my resident guild tryhard warlock had been running no hit. And this man is a top contender (among warlocks, not just my guild, but… warlocks who have parses on Classic WoW). I’ve since dug into his sources and spreadsheets, and it’s just accepted that warlocks don’t get spell hit gear.
HOWEVER - when ZG hits, getting the bloodvine gear IS good. That, and Neth’s tear (with that sweet, sweet +2% hit) is always good. But focusing on +hit isn’t actually the best DPS increase. It is, however, the biggest “feel good” increase cries in Curse of Doom resists.