That’s because armor of higher level has higher Azerite power requirements than lower level armor. That means a shiny new piece of Epic gear will have better stats but, unless you’ve been diligent about your Azerite power grind, won’t have as many traits unlocked. You lose options as you earn better gear. Eventually, you’ll grind out enough Azerite to earn those traits back, but you’re left with limited customization until then.
I'm just now coming back to WOW and TSM after a long time and boy has this incredible addon changed! Right now I'm leveling all expansion version of inscriptions so I'm able to craft all the illusions. I created an All Herb group from this import ( https://www.tradeskillmaster.com/group-maker/ogth3m9d ) but when I search this group in the shopping tab you see it is searching all items (Scanning x/120 in the status). However, only BFA herbs are shown. I verified that this group is using the default, stock shopping operation and validated that operation was indeed stock. What am I doing wrong?