JP gear being hidden behind rep is quite bewildering too. They are worse than Heroic dungeon blues, yet are hidden away behind about a fortnight of dailies (varies depending on faction).
People need to realise that the rep is not the gating factor behind getting gear, Valour Points are.
I'd like to see the next weekly VP cap raised if you reach cap this week. For example, if I reach my 1000 this week (far too easy) next week's cap goes up to 1100. If I cap that, it goes up to 1200. If I fail to reach the cap one week, it drops by 50.