they did say some of the actual gear and mags will transfer over as well, just that some of the gear might become level locked over there, so would have to hit a certain lvl on NGS to equip. Mags will no longer be giving stat boosts over there either (what they will be used for instead, is anyone's guess). Having different levels doesn't really bother me. Being able to take my cosmetics is awesome (though not my room decor makes me sad, since I spent a lot of meseta to get all the Shining series posters and floormats... yes, I'm an uber weeb and don't care). Getting a graphics update in PSO2 and being able to bounce between the 2 also kinda cool, can't think of a game that's ever done that before. Closest thing I remember was original Everquest giving a legacy item from your EQ1 character to your first EQ2 character. Otherwise, no other game I can think of has done something like this. Storyline continuation also cool (albeit what was it? 2000 years in the future?).
I get how some would feel that way, but even still, what you going to do while you're waiting for NGS? Sure if not enjoying the game, whatever, then find something you do enjoy, that's fairly simple. But to me, thinking that because a new version is coming in a year I should stop playing the old doesn't make a lot of sense. As I said, what else I going to do for the next year while I wait? Definitely not going back to WoW or Tera, bleh, done with those, Tera after only 2 years, and WoW since launch up until last year. Personally, the way I'm viewing NGS is just a time jump expansion, with the time jump only lowering your stats because everyone else got stronger over those 2000 years.... at least that's my logic argument Just makes me want to get through the original's content that much faster so I can have the storyline up until that point.
So saying that lost interest just because a new version is coming out, just doesn't make any real logical sense to me. But if that's the case, then have fun with whatever decide to do over the next year while you wait. Personally I'll still be on PSO2 enjoying it until then