In the day, obtaining a silver vanquishing sword or kryss was a glorious event. Not only did you get the benefit of not fearing liches anymore, but other people would see you carrying it and be very jealous. I wonder what joy and pride I can look forward to with an exceptional, pof'd, imbued, inhanced, refined item? Will others have to calculate it's value and impressiveness by taking the sum total of all the other armor mods I carry? I realize that to newer players, and possibly devs, the significance of the experience with the vanquishing items is lost. Trust me, it's not like the old days anymore.