Originally Posted by azarhal
In most MMOs, your gear are more responsible about your success than how well you play. Players seek better gear to make the game easier over learning how to play.
In GW2, incompetents can hide in the event zergs though.
What class did you play? Because not all the utility skills are buff or debuff. The Engineer class mechanic actually depends on weapon kits slotted in those utility slot.
And the situational is a design intent. I can see some people not liking it.