As far as the other part is concerned, take into account why they remove MF. The reasoning is that people who used MF constantly got higher chance to get better loot than the rest of their team while contributing less to success in the same time. "This isn't in the spirit of cooperation" they say in this blog post, their tone when they first responded to the issue 2 months ago was similar. Players have been argued that way since launch. Therefore, MF gear doesn't get removed because people get too much value out of it (there will be other ways to build MF) but because it is an unfair aspect of the game. Yes, there are certainly also people who never used MF gear in the cooperative parts of the game but obviously there have been enough players who have shamelessly abused their teammates good will to make MF getting removed from gear.
With that background it doesn't matter at all how much better the drops of the group in question really were. The removal of MF is for the sake of fairness and therefore I don't think that it would be unreasonable not to compensate MF gear.
But again, they have already said that there will be a compensation, so you are fine.
"Well, then call it whingeing instead of complaining."
Whingeing- Complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
err, and I've done this how? having a counter opinion to whether a player should get compensation for loss of magic find gear is complaining?
I have made no request, demands, or complaints toward Anet, nor have a even said anything about their removal of magic find. My responses have been directed at players who say MF users should not get compensation, not at Anet, because as we both know, anet has already said they will be compensating players somehow. Please don't accuse me of things I have not done. Err, off topic, but that is a pet peeve of mine. (being accused of things I haven't done)