So long as we're talking about this, I'd like to restate my idea for a library-type building. The idea is that it would have a screen with a slot for every item in the game. The slots would start out empty, but would fill as you unlocked more gear. Mouse over would give you the relevant stats, and the borders of the slots could be color coded to denote quest, elite, and artifact status. (this would also be a great way to implement an unlimited locker functionality, just saying).
There could also be a similar setup for the stone tablets that you find in the lore subdungeons. The player could tell at a glance how much of the story he has discovered and could re-read it at his leisure.