Hey, ya finally took one of my questions ^.^
Didn't really think about it in some of the ways you did, though the gearing up part had occured to me but I didn't think of it as a big deal. If its farm content anyway I don't see giving a small chance of making RNG align better for your raid (especially so on 10-mans) as a huge deal for balance.
Though I probably should've included something along the lines of a stipulation that it'd be an 'in-between patch' kinda thing, to go along with Item Upgrades.
Interesting rants as always, Lore.