What? If you honestly believe this I have ocean front property in Arizona I would love to sell you. The people that need this gear still have a reason to log in and play because they are behind. There are still accomplishments they still have to do and this gear might give them enough power to do so. It benefits players that are more casual and don't have the massive amount of time that comes from questing, leveling and gearing to stay current. There is still plenty for these players to do this just cuts down on some of the time it takes for gear. Considering its only non visible gear these players still need to get all of their visible gear which gives them something to work towards. If GMM had been released at the same time as TBL with this gear you might have a valid point. The players who benefit from this gear have had over 4 months to get gear equal to or better than this gear and have not been able to yet. Power gains and a sense of feeling like someone is moving forwards not staying stagnant or falling behind with each new expansion release is what keeps players coming back. Its no different than players stuck at lower or mid levels who cant progress. They feel stuck and quit. Raid forces that cant get past a certain point start to have less and less member log in when there is no progression and they fall apart. Throwing players a bone here and there gets them to log back in not quit. Nobody ever showed up for work, got a bonus from their boss and said "what the heck man I wanted to work harder for that money so I quit". I think it all boils down to the fact that you got to TBL end game and got your gear. You also got your achievements and other nice things along the way. You see others who are able to obtain some gear on par with this gear that you feel you worked harder for and you are upset. You will spin what ever nice bedtime story you can come up with because you feel like your own accomplishments have been degraded seeing people get this gear easier than you did. You still have your gear, your achievements, your experience and your fun from experiencing that content. Nobody is taking those things away from you and they shouldn't. They are yours to keep so stop trying to take away something that has been given to others just because you are salty.