As we all know, gear in Wizard101 is important. It's so important that we spend hours on end in Waterworks farming for our gear that we all so desperately want. For some of us, we are lucky and get the gear the first try; for others including myself, even after many tries (38 tries for me exactly), we still get nothing.
Sure, the waterworks gear is great, and it's worth the time, but 38 time of failure? It seems a bit absurd. But why spend so much time trying to get the gear when you can go past level 60 and get better gear? So you and many of us all may have thought that level 70+ gear would be better than Waterworks gear, however we were wrong.
Gear in Avalon, Zafaria, Azteca, and Aquila, even the crafted gear, can't compare to the Waterworks gear. The crown gear doesn't even stand a chance, because the Waterworks gear still gives better stats.
I may be wrong, since I don't know everything about gear. But I have compared gears with my Death wizard who is a level 90, and it seems like not only everyone is wearing Waterworks gear in PvP, but it seems that stats-wise Waterworks gear is superior. Even if there is something better than Waterworks gear, I highly doubt that it is a large enough difference, and that's pretty sad that in 30 levels, stats have not drastically improved.
Don't take my word for it, I am just stating my opinion and hopefully am able to be more enlightened by all of you out there that know way more than me.
I personally feel like KI needs to make better gear.