You can earn stabs in PvP? How exactly? I dont PvP but will start if I can farm them.
REing Warhero gear gives you those. And if you pvp all day long, you will be able to get tons of mats in short time. So right now pvpers can get dread guard lvl gear without ever touching pve. Some crafters even will craft for you for extra mats instead of credits, so you don't even really need to grind dailies for creds. They only downside will be the need to keep those ugly free tionese shells for set bonuses.