Message to User:
If Retard Joe is wiping in Karazhan, he's getting about 20 badges per week, going flat out. The Retard Joes of this world play 3-4 days a week at most. They can do one Heroic in a night, or do a partial clear of Karazhan. ZA? Well they can kill the bear and maybe the Eagle, in about 3 hours. Retard Joe does not have hundreds of badges in the bank, he has a dozen at most.
Now, at 20 badges a week, how long will it take you to put together a full gear set? Item cost is 35-70 badges for the good stuff, so say an average of 40 if we're generous. 5 major item slots takes 10 weeks, a full 8 will take 16 weeks. So Retard Joe will have a "full" gear set (minus rings, neck, trinkets) about four months after patch 2.4 comes out - so about 6 months from today.
I don't have a problem with that.
No one knows the values of the possible badge reward items so its stupid to start throwing off values pointlessly.
You seem to know alot about 'Retard Joe' though, experience perhaps?
Just keep tight for a few days untill the armory opens and we find out the specifics before doing estimations.