I took my Monk with a bag full of items to the new exchange merchant on the docks at Kylong Plains to see what he'd offer. I was hoping to see some of the items I'd been hoarding become more defensive. Of the circa 50 items, only 3 were exchangeable. Each of the 3 were exchangeable for 2 or 3 items, in most cases the exchange offered was a downgrade. Only 2 of the 3 I could have exchanged were worth exchanging. None of the 3 offered purely defensive stat items, they were split defensive/offensive. Obviously leather Fighters are in the minority, was the experience similarly lackluster for plate Fighters?