So someone help me understand why anybody would use item upgrades. From what I gather, you gain 8 ilvl for 1500 valor points. Or, let's say you have a 476 ilvl item, you can pay an average of 1750 valor points to get a 489 ilvl one, so gain 13 ilvl. Even more if you have blues. That seems much more interesting. So basically, why would anyone use the upgrade feature until they are completely decked out in valor gear? Until then, it seems much more useful to just keep buying valor items, unless you really need specific stats on an item you already have and no valor item is a real upgrade for you.
Why didn't they just keep valor points for item purchases, and then use justice points to upgrade them..