So I just logged in after like 4 or 5 years. I found:
A level 80 elementalist with weak, orange gear, 10 bag slots, and no way points unlocked. No other characters. I have a level 80 booster.
A full set of ascended zerker heavy armor and 2h sword.
A full set of ascended nomad heavy armor and a staff.
(I think I used to play guardian, switching between dps and healer)
Dozens of ascended trinkets, including full sets of zerker stats.
Originally I thought I wanted to play weaver or thief, but this is making me think I was destined for warrior! I was also concerned that elementalist or thief would be too squishy and difficult to play.
I believe I can change the stats on ascended gear but not the weight.