"If you want magic, let go of your armour. Magic is so much stronger than steel!"
The life of a magician appears to be a very lonely one. Armour is so much safer; even if it lacks strength, it is solid. Magic lacks solidity. It requires faith, especially in the magician.
On the other hand, armour is static and boring. Magic might be so much fun!
I wish there was a bit of magic around to help me to decide.