I disagree with you, OP, sorry.
Taking a characteristic paragraph:
The game has moved on from Vanilla WoW, gear is no longer exciting enough to attract people to play PvP and it should never be a deciding factor in PvP at all. If I'm a vastly better player than someone, but I'm in Ruthless gear, I shouldn't be losing to someone worse than me because I'm playing an alt which has only been 85 for a few days. My ability to play my class, my teams ability to play our comp, should be the only factor in deciding whether we win or lose.
Gear *is* exciting enough to attract me, and, I believe, many others, to play PVP. Sure enough, gear is not the only reason I queue, but I do like getting gear, and becoming more powerful, a lot. Becoming more powerful is a huge reason I am playing this game.
I disagree that you shouldn't be losing to a player who is less skilled than you, but has better gear. I think this should depend on just how much more skilled you are and just how much more gear he has.
So, there... Leave the gear alone.
I must disagree with you mate sadly.
It's crazy you have honor gear level bgs. But you have to have full conquest to be on equal footing. Last few days me with my 127k rogue has had to fight 205k dks. Get critted for 92k by a mage. It's not funny.
Conquest gear should be for RBGs and arena only.. Now some people say "all gear is pvp gear" and you would be right IF EVERYONE could attain this by doing honor bgs. Sure make it take longer per piece by not doing arena, but make it attainable in that way. Right now, I would have to win A LOT of bgs (at 50 pts a time) or somehow overcome the massive gear defeceit in arena-which ain't likely.
The people who defend that mostly have all that gear and want to be able to rofl lesser geared players, because they did their intial grinding back when everyone was on even footing. They feel entitled to have that edge.
Then we move onto class design, dps toons with tank level survivability and monster burst? Toons who can chain cc you to death? Healers once geared who are the right arm of god? Oh noes we don't want tanks in pvp do we? EWWWW-nerf the crap out of them for pvp (and questing).
Blizzard needs to get a handle on precisely what they are doing.