I'd start at about MP3 and move up form there till you hit your wall. Spec wise is whatever you can play the best. And your followers are people also...get some gear for them. People must understand that there are numerous specs to play for each class requiring slightly different gear. Keep in mind that this is D3 not WoW...there is no better spec over another. Sure 1 farms better than the other or one may have more dps, but if you don't like the play style then why bother. Play what enjoy and enjoy what you play.