I remember when PvP gear was (temporarily) BiS when HK was released. PvE players complained, and the general response from the PvP community was "Well, if you ignore one part of the game, you'll miss out on gear, that's only fair".
So, PvP'ers: "if you ignore one part of the game, you miss out on gear."
If you don't like it, go play Counter Strike. ID isn't that difficult. Just get a party of 20 people together, kill Maelforge, and get your own relics. Simples.