not a chance, pretty sure they at least learnt that lesson after how retarded the start of season 9 was
That's the only thing it can mean. Taking into consideration what he said. Not that the gear will be "easy" for most to get(like just a 2200 rating requirement).
But it's the only way to do it with the system he mentioned. Things can always change...but pvp will likely have access to gear that is equivalent to mythic pve gear(otherwise pve gear would indeed be better for pvp). Obviously you lack trinkets and set bonuses from pvp, though.