Don't like the skins, pull the mods and put them in the skins you like. There are a lot of nice armor skins in game that are moddable on both factions, beginning at level 11. Some of the best moddable items in fact are in the 19-33 level range IMO. Take control of your in game experience and use them IMO.
Ya, you have to admit though it takes a lot of the excitement away that you even dont get a cool new look with your uber new endgame gear you have probably spent weeks or even months trying to get.
I work in 3d and could make a new armour set in one day, and even get started on the textures.....especially if I was working from a design reference....