So I just geared up 15 of my alts after buying The gold gear off with my main and buying the feat over. And then I noticed some of them went from 403 to 405. The max CR for this DLC is 414! There is usually a three or four CR differential between the normal and elite gear for any DLC. If I would have known this, I would have saved all those marks for styles, or basically eventually source marks to buy other things as 2 CR means nothing. However 9 CR means a lot! This went through four or five different systems within the creation process, then through quality control, then through peer review via the test server? The only word I can think for that is tragic. The takeaway from this for me is when somebody dumps four or five pieces of elite gear into a DLC and then maladjusts the CR differential for all of that farmgear, my alts will become so debilitated and underperforming as to avoid all of the current content altogether and be suitable only for omnibus for the next 6 months. I've parked my alts at the spring vendor, so let's see what happens with Patchwork 4.0 come November. I BEG of those on the test server to please do some peer review the next time around to save everyone the trouble of seeing this hissy fit. Thank God the summer event and STU are hard upon our heels! Wow.