If they do that, then why bother to have ANY different armor types?
Well, I've said that from the beginning. I'm pretty sure that in the world of SW, they're allowed to wear whatever they want to wear. At first appearances were set to make it easy to distinguish classes on site, but with the advent of adaptive armor and the CM, that no longer seems to be a function of armor type so why bother keeping it at all anymore.
All armor should be adaptive, the time is come. If you want to be special, go live with your mom, you'll always be special to her.