Welfare is something you get when you do not work.
Point gear is something you get from grinding heroics that you were bored of grinding two weeks after the game came out. It is work and depending on the groups it can be very hard work.
If you work for your gear it is not welfare gear.
I laugh every time I read the forums and someone is calling point gear welfare gear. Perhaps we should introduce them to what the word really means.
When you work (grind dungeons) to make money (points) to pay the rent (buy gear) you are not on welfare.
Having someone else pay the rent (get you gear) for you is being on welfare.
So far, I have not found anyone that just wants to give me gear without working for it.
If there is some place to get welfare gear in game please let me know, I have a Rogue I don't play much that can use some epics to make him look cool when he sits around doing nothing.
Where exactly is all this welfare gear I hear everyone talking about?