Goliard are just floor 20 of nyzul not exactly a boss floor that necessitates a melee burn setup. Even a totally gimped Blm could try and weasel their way into a run even if they had to do it as a healer.
I just came back from 2-year break, I stopped playing right after ToAU came out, I didn't know about most of those items, and when I did find out I wasn't even playing.
For someone who started off this argument asking people to tell you what is better you sure are **** poor at taking that advice. There's a difference between being poorly equipped because you're short on play time and being poorly equipped because you're too lazy to do better. You're starting to look more toward the later than the former.
Does insulting people over a forum board make you feel powerful? Knowing you can get away with it and laugh at my replies to it. Again, unlike most people here, I don't get to play 4-5 hours a day. I'm not lazy, I just don't have the time.
On top of that I'm still getting a laugh that someone like you has the Blm compendium link in their sig. You act as if until now you've had no idea that there is better equipment out there while the compendium has links straight to equipment guides.
I know my signature says "Main: BLM/WHM", but do you honestly think I only play that job? I have it there because it's my highest job, and when I hit 75 2-3 years ago, the Errante shoes weren't 5k, try 150k+. My BLM is mainly used to farm stuff my THF can't, or explore areas my lower jobs can't, it's semi-retired, so give me a break. Also, I had the BLM Guides linked in my sig so they would spread around, and most of those guides are outdated anyway.