they all greeded, u needed cause u would use it end of story.
if they wanted it they have the option to need.
You cannot treat fair gear distribution as a two case system (need/greed), whereby needing means you have "use" for the item. Utility of the item has a range of values that include direct improvement to main spec (highest), improvement to off-spec, improvement to companion gear, reverse engineering, and even improvement to alt gear via legacy item transfer. Thus, players have developed the social custom of clicking need only in the case of main spec improvement because it has the highest priority. All other levels of utility should be discussed, which is really not a hard thing to do as most people will let you need on something for a companion.