Zulu have been pointless on most shards with less armor then gem armor and no prots at all. Now it’s a warriors best choice for armor and gives you melee prot that you can’t get from any other ingot.
There will always be the need for progression items in the game aswell and no one forces anyone to use a certain item over another so if you don’t think an item is good enough for you to equip then just don’t use it.
Hope you understand! 🙂