Agreed with not gambling with the Loot Wheels or Mystery Boxes.
As for the LV80 gear
Keep the d**n gear only farmable/questable. The game needs more competition than just PvP. Lets see who is Best of the Best to acquire the gear either for own personal use or sell it.
EP6 has been out for 5 months now, option to farm 80 gear has been out since the very beginning of the EP and no one bothered to farm a single piece yet until this day.
It's just not worth the time or effort, when everyone already knows it will be released via AP at some point.
As for being "best of the best" by acquiring gear via quest... For the "yellow set" you can solo farm the mobs, and the boss (blue set) can literally be duoed with a good healer. It's really a zero challenge, unless you have other faction poking you (I don't see that happening since no one is interested in the quest).
The thing is, no one is willing to sink in the ridicilous amount of time required to farm up enough drops for an armor piece.
Lots of PvPers quit and sold/are selling their gear already in anticipation of the 80 gear (courtesy of GM's/PM's refusing to give any kind of ETA or info about when they are planning to sell 80 gear).
So delaying of 80 gear is only most likely to hurt PvP even more than actually help...