Yeah I know the gear is poorly upgraded , because I see little point in enchanting/adding upgrades to the items I will replace when I win the appropriate drop, seeing as Vault and Sarth are extremely easy anyways.
An example is when I get Valorous to replace an item, I will enchant the Valorous, instead of enchanting the crap item I have, enchanting it, replacing it, enchanting again.
i understand this but you got to understand that some people may not want to run with someone that is half @ss'ing enchants and gems because of gear. you asked for advice given your current circumstance and i gave it. sure "get better gear" will always up your dps but your arent raiding in those yet so you have to make due with what you got but you make it sound like you don't want to do that. it's a poor attitude to have.