Ok, Ok... I think we got off on the wrong foot and I apologize for any negative comments. While I do value all of your opinions, here's my stance...
As far as cars go, most would agree that Cadillac is a more valuable car than a Buick. In my opinion, while I'm sure, mathematically, a V Belt is the better choice (Cadillac of TP belts), I'm perfectly happy with my Swift Belt (Buick). Swift is still a great piece, just not as valuable as a V Belt.
As far as my body piece goes, I'm carrying around... a Chevy... Good piece, but not great. From your posts, it's sounding like Aurum would be a Buick or even Cadillac as far as TP goes. As far as all my gear goes, I would rather have all Buicks and a few Cadillacs, rather than have a few Chevys, few Buicks and a couple Cadillacs.
My body piece is pretty low grade, so I was wanting to upgrade that rather than get a top of the line belt. Again, I do see the value in getting a V Belt, but felt upgrading the body was more important as far as my gear goes.
That all being said, I skipped both and went with gaiters to sell as I feel it will more beneficial to upgrade to more TP and WS gear through Sky (and eventually Salvage) and such rather than upgrading one single piece.
Edited, Jun 18th 2009 11:44am by MinscandBoo
75+ DRG/BLU/DRK/MNK/SMN ~ 75 THF/SAM
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ZM: Done ~~ ACP: Done
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