Basically I was asking, if players would use one of these, when its values is less than the item you had. IOW say it was a helm.
You have one that gives +12 armor and the level 5 item is +1 armor. Is the +5 level still worth it? If you were say level 30 or level 60, would that matter?
IOW what does the +5 level do for you? This came up as a game I have been playing on and off for a few months now (tend to put it aside as you get to the castles) I have come up with 5 of these level 5 items.
I had never seen more than 3 in a game in all these years.