Jul 1st 2010 6:06AM I definitely would add the spidersilk boots to the list:
Lvl 19 and they will last for a long time: http://www.wowhead.com/item=4320/spidersilk-boots
Maybe hard to get (tailoring mats), but mine lasted till in my lvl 40's
Nov 18th 2008 6:07PM My mage is at 71, and hasn't got any serious raid items (apart from one item from ZA). But still, he's owning every instance i've entered so far.
Any greens that dropped so far, even the Q rewards, didn't even come close to replacing my current gear.
Some of my guildies, who are in their late 70's or hit 80, are reporting the same... (They DID raid TK for example).
I like the idea that casual players would be able to perform in WOTLK. But it is a shame that they are still behind the raiders who will have the better gear for a really long time.