In any competitive system, all the winners are standing on a huge pyramid of losing competitors. I'd show some damn charity if I were some of you - if you don't they're not going to be there one day and you won't have anyone to play WoW with.
Better gear for a mediocre competitor isn't going to guarantee any wins. If anything, evening out the gear gives all you L337 Arenatards a chance to prove that skill > gear, all other things being equal, which half of you people have been claiming all along.
You'd probably have a real gripe if Blizzard was taking something away from you, but they're not, so really, it looks like you're complaining about someone else getting something. Stop whining, man up and go prove your worth your rating based on skill.
You have spent quite a bit of time making gold and leveling alts. What if in 5.3 Blizzard decided that alts could start off at level 90 and there was no need to level them. What would you have to say about that? I'd imagine you wouldn't be too happy.
I would bend over and kiss the hairy beanbag of whatever Blizzard exec got that greenlighted.
I bloody well hate repeating content, which is why 1) this guy is pretty much staying where he is and 2) I never fill all the slots with the highest level of raid gear (I will use crafted armor.
I could tolerate starting all alts (after the main) at the bottom level of an expansion. But right now, it's nearly impossible to bring myself to level any more alts.
So, yeah. Bring it. I will alpha, beta, delta and gamma test that. I will throw hookers and beer at the exec (or Chippendale dancers or whatever) and if I don't have the money, I will brew my own beer, raise a child to be a hooker and hand her over to that exec with my blessings on whatever depraved, sick thing he wants to get up to.
OK, just kidding on that last part. But you get the idea, right?
Now, that said, I have no problem skinning everything that moves, which just goes to show you that I'm probably not right in the head.
I have played exactly one (1) arena match ever, back during TBC, on a hunter. It sucked and I lost (but the two aren't connected - I hated it before I played it). My preference is for unrated BGs because I cannot bring myself to take the PvP in this game with any level of seriousness.
If there was an award for worst PvPer ever, I would accept that award. Unfortunately, apparently the lowest PvP score is zero. I need negative numbers that mathematicians only dream of inventing.
However, I understand the concept quite well, on both a mechanical and conceptual level.
TLDR: I'm a hyperbolical hipster hater.