If I create a generic character, select Outlaw rogue as my spec (in TBC, it should be called Combat, but I’ll let that slide):
Then, scroll down to Best in Slot, select Phase 5 (Sunwell) as the release phase, then leaving everything else, I select Find Best in Slot.
The two weapons for the “Outlaw” Rogue are Muramasa and Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade, which says it is a 26.58% DPS increase from the default gear that is currently set.
However, if we then replace those weapons with Warglaive of Azzinoth, then reoptimize, we get a 33.78% dps increase.
If we then select the bow and select Thori’dal legendary bow instead, then re-optimise again, it increases the DPS to 34.12%.
So, why aren’t these items being recommended as Best in Slot, if selecting them manually results in a higher dps increase when re-optimised?
This problem appears with Hunters as well. If I select Beast Master, select release phase 5, select the 53 dps arrows, find Best in Slot, it says a 16.89% dps increase.
If we manually replace the epic bow Golden Bow of Quel’Thalas with Thori’dal, the Stars’ Fury then re-optimize, then we reach a dps increase of 26.39%.
So, why is this happening?