yes it will inflate dps rankings, but what does those even matter.
Blizzard is only doing this to give you the illusion of "content" don't fool yourselves, as for the upgrades it sucks but not much can be done about as blizz is quite adamanent in doing bullshit stuff all the time and calling it "exciting" "content" or worse "immersion".
By the time 6.0 hits you won't even need multiple sets.
Please stop existing.
Item upgrades will be time consuming yeah, but I prefer this as it increases our characters power instead of just making enemies weaker.
The change does two things:
#1) If you're already capped, or going to be capped on item upgrades, it gives you more room to continue to upgrade your gear.
#2) It gives you the option to upgrade higher-value items further rather than wasting upgrades on items you plan to replace or with lower stat budgets, simply because you no longer had any items to upgrade.
You don't win the game when you get all items fully upgraded. You win the game when you clear all the content that you set out to clear. Gear in PvE is a tool for killing bosses, nothing more, and all this changes is that you have more room before you hit a brick wall with no more upgrades possible.
2) Obviously top level raiders still improve and farm for BiS. Nobody's trying to argue that point. My initial point is that no raid leader with a functioning brain would seriously expect a group of raiders that has had Garrosh on farm for months to go out and instantly upgrade their gear ASAP. The only thing any guild that has been farming SoO for months will see are faster clears. That's about it.
If they want to be the best they can possibly be, then they shouldn't care about having to farm for valor.Even if they weren't selling off carries or staying on top of their game for the next expansion, or just getting BiS for slightly faster leveling next expansion... Some people just like being the best they can possibly be.
My issue is with the two-sided viewpoint here. So many people argue that they shouldn't be forced to cap valor, and then when you point out that they're not forced, they mention how they're a top-end raider and need to. You can only choose one of the points of view; you're either a top-end raider, at which point you should expect and be expected to put in the maximum effort; or you're a casual raider and there's no need to put in the maximum effort.
But what will people have to waste time on? I mean with the low valor cap ppl will be force....errr encouraged to go back and do crappy old content for upgrades again.
people make it look like 10 times worse grind then it will be in reality //shrug and with how much coins they should have hado n mains if they only played on TI they shoudl have at least enough for few weeks of vp caping thrugh incoming vp badges on isle.
If you and your entire raid are happy to go for the "challenge" aspect, then simply none of you need to upgrade.
That way you still get the experience you are after, but without hurting people that do not share your view.
If it was simply nerfed directly then people would complain about how the game is being catered to the "casuals".
This way the additional upgrades have to be earned, and are entirely optional without making your job easier unless you want to.