I'm confused. Your original post was about how the rogue beat you because he had slightly better gear, but your response is based purely on aesthetics, which contradicts your original post.
It's also worth mentioning that if you can't break one thousand rating in 365 gear, 371 isn't really going to help you either.
And now time to speak to you. You may have a sexy beard but you are not entitled to be an ass and make assumptions.
Edit: I am in my own party of Valreon logic. I'd rather stay sexy than cry over this and update to the "new" armor.