First off, I would think that the 95+ Experts would be better than the 80+ Masters so if they're not maybe you should /bug report it. Of course they may have deemed them to be more powerful based on more than just the raw numbers. For example it's possible that the level 80ish spells are going to be resisted or just plain not work against level 96+ mobs. I don't know that this is the case as, quite honestly, I haven't really had time to level my crafters and make the experts. Still it's definitely something that should be pointed out, maybe even some screenshots tossed in to get their attention. As for the quest gear not being an upgrade I guess it depends on where you're starting from. My Ranger was in all ToV quest gear with maybe 1 piece of cryptic and all of the quest rewards were upgrades for him. My Inquisitor, on the other hand, is all in the BG gear that's the equivalent of potent and I'm not expecting any of the quest drops to be an upgrade for him. I figure he's going to have to run at least Adv Solo's to get even a slight upgrade and probably heroics or maybe contested to get decent upgrades. That's always been the case though so not a huge surprise.