Haven't played in a while, so excuse me. But other games with Shared Storage usually allow you transfer gear also. This would greatly decrease the grind for players who want to make new alts. No one wants to spend another 6+ months getting their new alt to where the old one is (Even longer with all the new DLC). One extremely easy way to shorten the grind would be allow us to give our other characters gear we don't use. I have just a ton of old Healer and Tank gear my Alts could greatly use for when they hit 30. What do you gain by making us grind all over again? I just made a new Alt to finally try out all the powers i got that came with DLC and thought i'd at least be able to run FoS again (My favorite raid), this time as a healer. Is this some super complicated plot to ultimately force us to buy a Respec?