Thanks so much for the answers! Really helps clear things up.
Just a couple more questions:
- Does the orange armor have 'quality' other than light, med, or heavy? I.e. there is heavy orange armor craft-able at lvl14ish and then there is one at lvl50 - after you've done the flip/switch with the mods, will you end up the same?
- Does expertise apply in open-world pvp? (e.g. running around on tat)
Again thanks so much for helping out the newbie