You're forgetting that it won't be any easier to get, though.
It will be far easier to get. You'll be able to farm up all the honor gear in a lockout-free period of intense play. Heck, you should have 4000 honor (and 4000 JP, to be converted to some lesser amount of honor) all saved up so you can buy the PvP stuff immediately when the season starts.
"There is a pervasive myth that making content hard will induce players to rise to the occasion. We find the opposite. " -- Ghostcrawler
"Almost every time I have gotten to know a critic personally, they keep up with the criticism but lose the venom." -- Ghostcrawler