Oh wow, this post from Eyonix about the new gear statistics is pretty informative. I’ve bookmarked it. You should too!
A couple of interesting comments in regard to shamans. Restoration shamans will be redesigned completely to take advantage of spirit, which of course, is a meaningless statistic to shamans currently. Melee gear won’t have intellect on it in the future, enhancement shamans will get mana and spell damage in other ways.
Elemental shamans will share gear with restoration druids, and their gear will have spirit on it but not hit. The elemental shaman will have a new talent that converts spirit into hit rating.