I don't know how it's been for you guys, but I'm level 15 and just arrived at the gates of kryta, and until now the interesting drops (items with salvageable upgrades) had been scarce at best.
So tonight I headed out in the wild to meet the mergoyles running around the encampment. I had noticed that with the help of the henchies who brought me here they tended to die rather quickly, so I thought I would give soloing a try. For the record, I'm a R/E with a lvl 14 stalker pet.
Well for one thing those goyles are REALLY easy to kill for some reason, and they're level 12 or 14 which means good XP for me. The level 12's basically don't have any useful spells and fall like flies with a couple of dual shots + ignite arrows. The level 14's pack spirit shackles and mind wrack, which can be annoying but once I manage to interrupt one of those, it's not really a problem.
And the drops! In half an hour, I unlocked no less than 5 various weapon upgrades, from blue, purple and even one GOLD staff (otherwise useless... but that's the first time I see a gold item ^__^). When it's not an item they drop like 30-40 gold...
So for those of you out there who're desperate for drops, try it out. :D