Everyone will have to be fully gear maxed out so everyone is samely geared. That means gear is no longer a issue,everyone is same geared should be no problem about balance now. Its about skill now.
Now if thats what you want,which seems to me seems like every pvper wants is to have pvp a skill based thing. Thats how you could do it. But!!! That would be the most boring thing ever! And it will take the reward out of playing. Pvp is great where its at right now, and what i saw in the patch notes is not giving away gear,its making it so everyone is equally geared and so its not unbalanced between gear. But i would also like to say is that when you get a player,for instance patch 5.1 were in now. You see these elite geared players going into random bgs and wiping the other team. They deserve to do that. They worked so hard to become that epic of a greatly geared player and why not let them have fun with a toon they worked hard for. There is nothing wrong with that. I do get frustrated here or there when that happens to me, but it makes me wanna work harder to become that greatly epic player and do the same. PvP is fine. Nothing wrong with it. Yes its frustrating,But thats the fun of wanting to become epic and be the guy who isnt being frustrated anymore. And you dont always see that full out mav and epic geared player every bg. Just stop complaining and enjoy a wonderful game.