Generally speaking, I refer to gear that are extremely easy to obtain yet comes with reasonably good augments already, as welfare gear.
So for example stuff given to us via titles and badges which are already augmented; specifically Stellar Wall (12* sub units 5s) from titles and Phobos (12* set 6s) for completing EP5 stories. They'll probably only be implemented in EP6, but it's not like EP5 is going to last a year. Weapons Barrier would be the welfare gear for new players at the moment, as they can be worn from after the prologue all the way until maybe buying Brissa off the player shops.
As to weapons, Revolsio+30 would be the current welfare gear. But yeah it's cheap and easy to augment properly even if relying on farmed mats, so there's no reason not to do it.
There's really no reason to use any 10* or 11* gear at level 80 at the moment, unless a new player who haven't had time to even think about gearing. So yeah, I'm not that out of touch with the game. :3