Heh, you picked a good one, studded leather is in my top list as well. Right alongside finding ammo for a ranged weapon you don't have, or maybe darts. Nobody likes darts
I am sure others have their own opinions, but overall that it shows how tight the original Rogue design was. Nearly anything can be useful in certain situations. I did my best to integrate a bit of new equipment without destroying that balance. Rogue Touch may be slightly easier than vanilla Rogue with the changes, but still fun and challenging enough for most people!