We also think it's fair to argue that the game just needs more armor and weapon art. As we said above, we deliver a lot of art these days, but we also produce an enormous number of new items every expansion or patch and it’s understandably disappointing whenever items use the same art. It would be really cool if not every mage or priest converged on the same look after a given expansion or patch.
I respect that a guy takes some pride in his work, but some people just aren't gonna like certain designs. Take the JP shoulders, for example. I see those, and I think German WW1 helmet. All in all, they aren't my favorite design. But someone else might love them. Just, not me.
Some days, a guy just want's to wear his Crusader's Square Pauldrons
. Heck, when i first saw the icon for Heaving Plates of Protection
, I thought "hey, I can(maybe) get something that looks like the shoulders i used to use. But no, they are just a re-use of the DK tier shoulder model. I was slightly disappointed, to say the least. Just a misleading Icon.
All that aside, I would think that your designers would be happy that they designed something that so many people like, even if they did do it a while back.