All of the drama about faction arties puzzles me. I'm not sure why I'm bothering to repeat myself, but this is Siege. You remember, ONE blessable item? If someone CHOOSES to sell/trade back your items, great! However, nobody is under any obligation to do so and not doing so does not make them dishonest or any less of a player. Keep in mind that I have never trashed an item yet still strongly feel it is ok to do so. I've had many items trashed and purchased off of vendors to be kept from me. So be it! It's part of game and more importantly part of Siege's special rule set. BTW, I stopped buying my faction gear back months ago and am not offended if you trash it. What amazes is that I seem to be the only person here with this mindset. History tells me that the minority is often more in the wrong, so I'm starting to think I should seek a professional evaluation for some form of Game Masochism.