I personally prefer brought weapons over the ones that are "free" (I dont see them as free cuz).
For example you buy a virtus wand and book. lets say that's 18m and the free alternatives are chaotic staff and the attunned crystal staff.
for the virtus weapon set after you're done with them, you can sell them back, but what of the chaotic and crystal staff?
For the chaotic staff you use 200k tokens. Once you're done with it, you might decide to destroy it, and in the process you lose approximately half of its value. With an attunned crystal staff, you cant even forcibly refund its value.
And you might move up the tiers pretty fast too, after all repairs on the staff of darkness are even cheaper than that of the level 80 weapons.