It's not the fact that you have to raid to get the better stuff, that is fine.
The problem is that you can get better than what we can craft, from a few dailies and a little PvP. The daily and PvP items are better than what we can craft Pre-Raid. So we have to raid to craft something that can be had from 30 minutes and buying it from a vendor.
Well man we have 2 solutions: Either make the items non raid required since we can get better by dalies, OR Buff the items more.