Why worry about:
I was Flashing/Voking off the puller, and within a few seconds, hate would be gone.
When you're not trying to tank?
I'm not worried about it; I'm simply describing what happened, and why it doesn't count as tanking. The only reason I brought up XP at all is to highlight that I felt I had done pretty well for myself tanking Proto-Omega, considering the last time I had actually tanked anything on PLD was at level 37, in Garlaige Citadel, unless you want to count soloing Shield skillups, which I don't.
I know you're probably worried about someone taking PLD from 37 to 85 in two weeks being a bad PLD, or a bad player in general--and this isn't without reason or precedent--but it's not exactly my first time to the rodeo. I know my way around a sword from RDM + BLU, I used to be a RDM tank back when it was possible, I know how to maximize my melee damage from my days as a melee RDM, and from BLU, I know how to maximize a WS set from DRG, I know how to gear defensively with a Sword/Shield from my NM soloing on RDM/BLU days.
In fact, if it will put your mind at ease, I'll list my gearsets, and you can judge for yourself:
TP - Shadows Down:
TP - Shadows Up:
So if I'm n00bing it up, let me know; but I don't think I am.