I was reading a topic in the forums (oh my god!) yes, I was bored, so what!?
This topic was all about how this dude got vote kicked in the most brutal way, and how he thought that vote kick should be removed.
His main reasoning was that people should not be allowed to vote kick for under performing players.
I disagree...well of course. Way too many people who are disgustingly rude in LFR, and who come in just to spoil the fun for others.
So here's my idea to make this better.
Get rid of the item level check, and put in a performance check instead.
Based on performance levels set by Blizzard you earn the right to loot. And if your performance was bad you don't get loot-locked to the boss and get to try again later. (this would also work perfectly for DCed players btw)
LFR is meant to learn the fights, but a lot of these people aren't learning or willing to learn. They come in and ride along for the loot. That should be finished. Give them second chances, but don't give them the reward until they've earned it.
Better yet, they have to prove through certain content that they can handle the raid. Have them go into a solo dungeon (NPCs for the rest of the group) and if they do not make it until the end because they screwed up too heavily they are not allowed to queue for LFR.
They should learn, not get kicked without reasoning, explanation, or whatever. These people can be valuable raiders for your core raid later on. That is...if they're willing to put the time in.
Right now they're walking off with loot that was earned for them by others who do know what to do.
Just a random thought...