Wow that is a lot of power. I guess you earn a lot more power later on. Or I have not played enough or doing the wrong things. I also feel lost when it comes to crafting. I still use the pre order gear. Most loot is just trash.
You gain power from just about everything you do. I'm a completionist so I did so much stuff before visiting the Crossroads in the first mission that I had already killed the first dragon you can encounter.....who is level 12. >.> Don't follow my example, just keep exploring and completing quests and you'll gain power naturally. Also just realized I worded my last post poorly, I meant the last story mission I had done not the last story mission in the game. x_x. Side note, wiped out a good chunk of my power unlocking optional areas yesterday.
Loot should get better over time. I think it is randomly generated based on your level for the most part.
there'll be requisitions that you can do over and over again by turning in materials and give you power and influence so don't worry too much about those. I'm just sitting on like 200 power, also, it does matter who you send on the war room missions so make sure to read what each of them want to do.
Eh I find requisitions to be a waste of time unless you need a quick point and happen to have the items.