Ah well then if that's the problem I can reduce the amount of gold you get playing!
You could probably at least nerf the Lugal loot. Not only do their frequent plate drops sell for tons, they also mean I don't really buy plate armor/leggings because I count on them to give me.
If you nerf my income I will probably roulette less for SPR yes. Still would want items worth my gold though, but I sure wouldn't hoard 40 SPR because "I'm rich enough to afford semi-convenience".
found at least 10 items (distributed between the various members of course) that were better than current equip.
Not sure which save that is. But by "better" do you only mean green background? I can tell you I don't quite value Weakened resistance on my mages quite as much as the game thinks I should
Lots of +armor, +attack, +magic or +speed is what I'd typically consider to be not junk.
I don't know how to solve this. If I change it so that shops only sell items "fine to rare", would that help ?
Item quality isn't as huge a factor as the "primary affix". A rare water resistance ring is most likely gonna be less attractive than a normal +speed ring.
As for Loren, no I don't think you did anything bad between them. I think Loren hard was just so easy I didn't bother whoring over gear.
If at first try it doesn't explode, it ain't Jack who wrote the code.