Assault stance converts nearly every source of BS into Strength, so clearly it's very unreasonable for me to assume that it does the same for renown +BS ranks.
I never claimed to be perfect or infallible, and you being a passive aggressive twit about an ultimately meaningless mistaken assumption of mine does not equate to SW magically being viable compared to the likes of Bright Wizard or Slayer or White Lion. Regardless of whether or not Assault stance converts renown Ballistic Skill (as we now know it doesn't; I logged on my SW to confirm this and found via .getstats that it does not convert), SW is still crippled by a plethora of problems with the class, so much so that I don't advise anyone to try playing it until those problems are fixed. Its ranged specs are simply not viable, and Assault, while good in 6v6s, is gimped in larger fights, which are the majority of the game. The only thing SW has going for it right now is its 100% reliable healing debuff, and heal debuffs can be covered by other, better classes with only a minor effort at timing.
The irony of this nonsense is that I like SW as a concept; but that concept is not yet realized, though I hope it will be soon.