One thing I've noticed is that gear seems to matter much more than level (other than level being requirement for gear).
My Level 25 Sith Sorcerer has 100+ Willpower base, but with gear has 400+
It makes that much of a difference, apparently!
Is there any other way to get the Lvl 50 PvE gear than running the ops? I'm preferred, so to play Ops I'd have to buy a weekly pass, or several of them to get the good gear. Can it be traded or sold or crafted?
Of course, I don't know why anyone would want to sell or trade gear like that, but at least theoretically, is it possible? xD