The guys I see post "VS elites is bad" usually got beat down by someone in BT set or rocking a 30% soj. But they don't tell you that, they just say "Vs elites is bad" because it destroys their character sheet stats and the illusion of epicness.
The guys I see who understand the mechanics, usually the top end pvpers like Ender, don't have issue with it. They see the entire picture, that vs elites balances itself out with reductions and bonuses and choices involving other gear.
What pvp needs more then item balancing is, at the very least, a 24 second cooldown on HEX and some form of life based regen for wiz.
This list is longer but those, imo, are the big 2 at the moment.