Over on Reddit this morning, there's an interesting topic discussing Ascended items and how the entry level for them almost forces all individuals to choose a "main". I must admit, it's something I recently discussed with friends and is also something I've had to deal with. With 5 level 80 characters, it has come to the point where I need to acknowledge I cannot spend equal time across all of them. Ascended items have dictated that I cannot get them up to the level needed in order to be fully geared.
As a result of this, and the fact Ascended items of any type take so long to get, I've decided to only play my ranger from now on. In many ways this is a good thing as it allows for total dedication (my legendary weapon will be for my ranger) but also makes me sad at the fact that I'll spend little or no time on the other professions I've lovingly worked on.
I'm sure that Ascended items will eventually become as common as Exotic and thus afford those of us who have multiple characters to equip them with the best available. Until then however, I'm resigned to the fact that less is certainly more. I can't be sure however if this is really a good thing, or whether I'm placing too much emphasis on Ascended items being better than what they really are.
What are your thoughts on the subject?