well if you are withiin 5 levels the base stats of the item aren't cut too bad. BUT, if you equip a piece of gear over your level, you won't have access to the added bonuses that piece offers. For example Craftsmanship +5, you wouldn't get that bonus. I can't confirm this but have seen it on the threads.
Principal: Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul