I called this way back when it was first posted. I knew it was going to be a problem:
I find it silly that people are acting like it has to be one way or the other.
Like I said back then, there will be people who prefer the previous appearance and those who prefer the new one.
People have different tastes and all can and should catered to. There needn't be only one or the other appearance. They should have added NEW armor sets to those cartel packs with the advertised appearances instead of changing the appearance of the existing sets. But my suggestion fell on deaf ears.