If it weren't for these items, my RoF T4 group cloak would probably be the best thing throughout the coming expansion (as from my understanding the loot is going to be more or less equivalent to RoF loot). So if I'm not going to be upgrading that slot in the next expansion anyways, I'll take the awesome revamp cloak any day. They're also tradable, so if people don't want to spend time trying to get them in the 3-week window that they have to try, they can try to buy one later. There's opportunity for anyone to get them. It isn't like non-raiders are getting a whole suit of raid gear or something.