There needs to be a large overhaul of the Arena system.
We can see some reasons here why you feel this, but what is the over-arching reason for why you feel that the arena system currently does not function optimally and needs to undergo such dramatic changes? As of right now, I feel that the arena system works quite well. I am enjoying myself when I enter arena because of the competition side of it, as well as looking forward to both upgrading my gear more and ...hopefully...winning a title and mount at the end of the season :D
So what should happen is that when you join Arena you get a full set of Gear and when you leave it, you no longer have that set
So you would like to see standardised stats and gear for all who enter arena so that the gear you have earned does not affect your performance? This could cause a large number of the PvP community to stop arena as they would no longer see a result of earning their new shiny gear, I agree that the standardised gear would make the playing-field more even but where would I be able to let loose with all of my awesome new gear? :'( How could such a problem be remedied?
Thirdly, you have to start giving our desire-able rewards.
The reason I see that players aim to receive the title and mount is for the prestige that can be displayed with them. However if you feel that this can be done better through different types of rewards, what type of prizes for the seasons winners would you like to see?
But anyway, lets get back on topic please!
I agree, this thread looks great so far, everyone. Please remain as constructive and on topic as possible, we do not want to see this thread become derailed or have any other similar issues, so stay on topic. ^^
You could give rating based gear that has diffrent colours? Just give it no stats so you can transmog into it to show off your rating you've achived?
So, you do not want your Arena gear to give any stats - just something you can transmog the gear you get from other sources into for the looks and your stats are standardised in your arena matches?