Forgive me if this has been covered, but don't BoE items kinda defeat the purpose of auto stats? The supposed benefit of auto stats was to be able to change your character mid game into an entirely different character, but if items are bound to you then you can't really change your character when it comes to end-game changes for dueling and such.
Unless of course they make them only bound to your account or something like they were thinking about, has that been confirmed?
BoE doesn't mean you can't change your gear...
It means that after equip that item you can't trade it with other players. So you can still change all your gear to fit a differet play style any time as you wish.