Gear certainly does help dude I won't deny that but we are not underpowered. For example just take a look at this
Other classes do not like us because we can dish out a lot of damage. Because of that we are focused and when you're a fresh lvl 50 dude (which you appear to be) the difference between 1-49 and lvl 50 pvp is huge. It takes time to adjust, you cannot play a sniper in lvl 50 as you would in lowbie warzones.