Maybe there could be an optional rule implemented of starting gold and we get to choose what equipment to start with?
I don't think we really need starting gold. I mean you can make it pretty fast to purchase any varied gear. I mean on my last play through I had a warrior, and had enough gold to buy him twin green axes on my first visit to the cove. But I do agree, it would be nice to have varied armor. I am hoping it is just because this is EA.