I'm in a guild which prefers to give loot to the raiders who need it the most. We're currently trying to get everyone set up on EPGPLootmaster, an addon that allows players to roll main/off/pass and provides a decent UI for showing what the player currently has by comparison, etc.
However, it feels like we still do a fair amount of bickering over what is best for who; to some extent, this is fair, because almost all classes have lower level items that are not BiS/great for them.
Right now, loot takes a long time for us to handle this way; assuming the use of Loot Council, what tools do people use to determine who will receive the most benefit from an upgrade?
As a specific example, we just had Stormpike Cleaver drop in TOC25. Both the Combat Rogue and Enhance Shaman rolled on it. Both had 232 weapons. How can you tell who it is a bigger upgrade for quickly?
An in-game "Best In Slot" list might actually help with something like this to some extent, though obviously "BiS" depends on a lot of things, and keeping that data up to date across changes takes time and energy. Another possible choice would be to enter your raid members into some website, select a raid, and have the website tell you what drops could be used by who; that way, at least you could evaluate before you go in.
For my personal gear, I have Pawn set up to give me a ranking; perhaps I could add a Pawn ranking for every class we have raiding with us to my config, which would then let me quickly at least get a basic comparison. (Is there a central place for common Pawn rankings for all specs, or would I have to search each class/spec combination's EJ thread to find that out?)
Are there tools like this, in game or out of game, to attempt to rank gear based on how good it is for different classes? Are there other ways to make loot council faster? ("Just roll on gear, and pass to people who need it more" is my personal preference, but I'm currently working in a guild who prefers to give loot based on largest upgrades based on Loot Council's decisions, rather than guild members. So suggesting that won't help me much.)