At leat one person with common sense n-n and for all the hard work making those ¨NEW¨ weapons that just have some magic dust on it puff, and the buffs are not the big deal either, i think don't worth the hard work, i prefer stay with my lv 65 awaken weapon.
Also remember, that EE is based on the tiny little things that add up over time. 1 or 2k P-attack doesn't sound like a-lot; but when you compound it with other bonuses and fortifying, it can really make a big difference.
And some of the buffs ARE game-breaking. The Grimoire for example is extremely broken in terms of general damage. If you hot swap Grimoire and Staff, you can reach 140k+ m-attack. When CK cert comes along, I shudder to think of what mages will be able to reach. 160k+ m-attack may not be out of the question.
I will say M-dps got most of the good stuff, but pdps did walk away with a few good toys as well. Cestus and Dagger may be lackluster, but the Axe is pretty much any tank's dream for dungeons. Katana would be nice, but Sam is less common now with its two main skills changed. All awakens are the highest attack in the game though, so even if the proc's are not that amazing, they are still worth upgrading to.
Also I believe that Cestus is incorrect. Its -physical resistance, not -elemental. I can't confirm this 100%, but one of my Guildies who has it says its -physical.