Although I'm against wiping us clear of sweet items it seems there is no real way to give them to us without making us OP at launch. So I've been thinking about it and i think ive realized the best way to please both sides. The best way to do this is if we kept all of our gear but we would have to reach level 8 over again to unlock all of it. That way weren't ahead of the game yet we will still have the loot we worked hard for. Thoughts?
You will fly past level 8, and even 20 before long, after the full game comes out and all the "sweet" items you've collected in the beta will be worthless and quickly replaced by even more awesome gear suited to your (and your enemies') level. You found rare items once and it didn't take long; you'll be able to do it again, don't worry. =)