I have to say that I am against this suggestion. Solo play is already a very large part of the game, and to put it bluntly, we solo players don't need the really nice gear. Give the people that actually take the time to raid their due rewards.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming "WOW, what a ride!"
Continuing the never ending battle to keep Lobelia Sackville-Baggins in check