You guys are missing the point -- this isn't tournament play. Blizzard rewards players for competing every week so that the queue is consistant and you can actually pvp on demand. When I log on after work I want to kill a few noobs wearing shitty gear before I go to bed loling.
Besides, part of an RPG game is supposed to be itemization and planning, not just who instant cc's the other player first. So players who min/max the gearing system are defeating you over a 6 month period of you being inactive and rightfully so for a properly designed roleplay game.
did you miss the part where i said "it makes me want to stop pvping altogether" or did you choose to ignore it?