when I decided to start Ascending, I used Legend items for level 2, 40, 100, for the level 1 items, I ended up crafting my starter items with Myth Stones. I am hoping for better performance, and gear that I can Jasper between classes so I only have to craft 1 set of items for all of my characters. my level 40 gear still has some of the original affixes, and the level 100 gear, I have 3 of the original items, but none of the affixes, and the other 3 were replaced with 3 Nadroji items for the bonus.
in the early game, you have limited resources for enchanting anything, and in the middle game, you have more options, but you are still in the learning/farming process. enchanting starter gear is a good learning experience and doesn't require tons of resources, unless you were farming like crazy and have a lot of resources to burn on your starter gear.
@Slacksimus Legend + items can only be found, even if you put Legend affixes on your gear, the best it will get is Epic, unless you put a Crystal affix, which will make it a Crystal item. but that is a waste of Obsidian for level 1 gear. with crushing flames and crushing blow, you might be able to use the items until you get to level 50, at which point you can switch to your level 100 gear. but I haven't tried it, so I don't know for sure.