I am rolling need on Medium Armor for Vette if there are no Imp Agents in my group....
I will roll need on any item for my companion if everyone in my group either doesn't need the item on their main or already has it.
Some AC's need to gear their companions.....Let me guess, you rolled a DPS and don't understand the concept of TANK/DPS DPS/heal synergy roles with your companion.
Is this a rant because you forgot to consider your companion's gear?
Gear your companions without flashpoint or when not grouped. If you loot need for a companion in the group without asking your a loser.
I don't mind people asking.