There are quite a few NPCs, particularly in areas like Gondor and Rohan, which have nice outfits which I wish my toon could have. Similarly there are some session play toons, the West Gondor guy and Rohan hunter dude, who have nice outfits.
Any chance we could see a few more of these in-game? Also/instead, could the lower lvl 'Gondorian' gear actually relate to some lesser real Gondor gear? Obviously can't look as nice as the proper stuff, but a lot of it as is doesn't look anything like it came from Gondor.