I agree with the vanguard items. It was something to work towards, you would often have high sharpness weapons, but being able to get a weapon like that was always nice.
I feel like the pvp enchantments and potions and such should be kept the same as before. It was balanced in a sense but did give people with ranks a smaller advantage over non-ranked players. I also feel that non-ranked players should have a kit (lets say Kit Monthly) that also has the same items as that of a mid-high ranged rank player. This gives people piece of mind that they do have the ability to kill people with better ranks and such without horrible weapons
Im not sure if this was taken into consideration or not, but if it wasn't, then keep it mind. If it was, ignore me :)