I see your point about buying new offhands as a character levels but think about it - if you're leveling up an alt and at level 14 you have a moddable offhand drop from trash (happened to me Wednesday night) what are you gonna do with it, equip it or send it to your main? I still see this as more an end-game issue. TBH selling hasn't been real hot since 1.4 with the GTN being down for a day and the current problems ppl are having with purple mission discoveries. I expect the market to pick up again once things settle down. Oh and with armstech we used to make barrels, vibroknives and The Chopper. Guess it's down to barrels and The Chopper now.