These are really uninformed rose tinted glasses. Every one of WOW Classic TBC Gold the products you listed have their niche location, which is true. However, that's not synonymous with the notion that having 40 or more BoE gloves as BiS is an intelligent and intelligent design choice.
The idea of putting every warrior in leather in order to cause competitive damage in no way a good "item design". Blizzard even acknowledged this, changing it slightly by going into AQ/Naxx.
This is the reason I dislike transmogs. They lose their charm when everyone is wearing the same style. I love walking by buy WOW TBC Classic Gold a Tauren Druid wearing a full moon-lit cloths and thinking, WTF? It's funny , but you also know the mfer is a hot sass.