Looking at player Opinions on forums to do with the issue of Elitism is interesting, many players have the opinion that they hate it, but then let themselves down by being an Elitist on the Forum itself. Although, there are exceptions to the rule, The Guild Wars community thrives on the fact that the game favors fun over gearing up and getting to max level and having the perfect stats. Although as pointed out in the link by someone below, there are always going to be some who choose to look for things and ways to make things exclusive. If there are no gear values then they will be looking for and inspecting gear stats.
Looking at Player Opinions