Even toons with little to no gear have a better chance. I've literally seen people come into battlegrounds in starter gear with a fishing pole.
The good thing is that it doesn't make them too powerful. A basically "naked" character is will still die to those who bother to improve their characters, but it's just the point of it that bugs me. This "equal playing field" and "everybody gets a trophy" stuff drives me nuts. Some even wanted to be completely equal to those who have gear. Wow. Just no.
What do you think?