I got my first item with sockets last night. A pair of [Expedition Forager Leggings] as a quest reward from a Cenarion Expedition quest in Zangarmarsh.
So my question is, what do I do now?
How does one learn more about sockets? What kinds of gems are available? Do I get them from vendors, or AH, or what? Do I bother putting gems in this particular pair of leggings, or do I keep farming Hellfire Ramparts' first mini-boss to get a slightly better pair?
In any event, I guarantee that if I decide to buy gems for this pair, then the next run through ramparts will drop the leggings and I'll win the roll. Such is my karma.
Oh yeah, and special thanks to Big Bear Butt for the tips on how to make the mouse-over work for the item. And more special thanks to Tina Turner for inspiring the title of the post :-)