Recruit gear is not the problem. I have recruit geared jugg and normals are mostly fine for me. People just need to use brains and stop complaining about gear or premades. Half of the "premade" teams playing without voice communication so the problem is you only.
I don't know what it's like with a full set of ewh gear, but right now gearing up this character.. i have to avoid certain people only because of the gear. Part of the game i guess.. but quite a hassle :/