This is the same thing every DF. The top tier players, use the top tier gear, and they rape the lower-tier casuals w/ ease. They then get mad that the low-tiers are using lesser gear cause they want to loot more good gear. However, the low-tier people are fed up and tired of farming for hours on hours to get good gear, only to get ass raped and lose it just the same. The only way this vicious cycle changes is when the top tier players either 1) help train the casuals 2) they stop dry looting the good gear.