As I understand it, in BC it was too easy to get PVP gear. I don't think I'd have liked that. In Wrath, there were slots in which it was impossible to get PVP gear without a minimum arena rating. I definitely did not like that. I said it a million times during Wrath: I don't want free stuff. I don't want the same tier of gear as people who make more effort and/or are more skilled than me. But I also don't want to wield a Titansteel Guardian for two freaking years.
From where I'm sitting, Cata PVP gearing is really the best of all worlds. I can get conquest and honor points through a variety of activities, at my own pace, and fill every slot with something better than I had before, rather than feeling obligated to raid if I want to better my gear. I hope they keep it like this for all this expansion's seasons, although as I mentioned in another thread, I wouldn't mind one more level of tier-spread so that people with high arena ratings could get better armor than me, similar to weapons.
What say you? Has Blizz gotten it right this time? Or would you still like to see changes?