Because of this apparent HUGE jump in gear happening at this level (I wasnt finding anything close to that in act 3/4 nightmare), I began wondering if I could find gear of similar quality by running whimsyshire, and if it was worth farming it to help make hell a bit easier. I still need to upgrade the staff which I need another 100k for but that's not a big deal. Any advice would be great, thanks.
P.S. I also want to mention that my DPS now with this new bow (with sharpshooter) is 12k, I just hit level 52 tonight. Is this acceptable for starting hell? Thanks for the input.