The thing is if you need the kit, buy it. Badges aren't much use in the bank if you and a raid is dead. Seeing the 2.4 loot made me think twice about the badge chest, but it was that much of an upgrade over what I had it was a no-brainer. Same with the blocker which I'd binned for the neck earlier on.
The imrpoved gear should make farming KZ and some heroics pretty straightforward when 2.4 lands etc. If you get something useful drop too then it's an even bigger bonus. I know that's what I plan to do, especially on areas I know need a serious tweak.
Former TBC/LK Tank
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