I don't buy it for a second that AoL are undergeared. Every zone I played in, AoL have MORE capable geared toon than fury.
Then you obviously haven't battled me in this current episode..
Sure I have the gear for 1-15, which is still a little sub par on enchants. My canta gear is in need of just enchants and 80 gear is linked in 3 slots in the weapon, and 8 slots in the gear, no max OJ's except on 70 gear and cape.
Others are slightly better or worse off, but the fact is, not everyone can afford it.
Personally I still play in endgame for my guild's sake and someone else.
Even our guild that gets between 1 - 4th in GRB is filled with a mixture of barely linked or barely enchanted individuals. Sure you don't need everything done on your gear to be a PvPer, but it won't exactly keep you alive once the oppersite faction target you with purple chat.