I think everyone should have the same variations, just not necessarily for the same piece. One piece crafted (as part of a quest - you supply the materials.) Two pieces obtained as a reward for a storyline quest, as a gift from an NPC. Two pieces found in a treasure chest in a dungeon. XI's jobs ended up imbalanced, because newer jobs had gear crafted, and others just got it from quests or from treasure chests. (BLU was the worst! Crafted materials, one piece a day max, and you had to pay a frickin commission.)
____________________________ All jobs at level 99 Bard 4 Life Hanging out in the Ionosphere these days
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Daurdabla 85 completed 3-18-2013 *** Gjallarhorn 95
(Zelduh)'s won the argument by going so far off the deep end that no one is willing to follow.