I'm glad we're finally getting robes instead of pants, but the set is still way, way too gaudy. Monks really need simple robes. Unfortunately there aren't any simple leather robes in the game. :(
Why is there a huge metal waistband? Wouldn't you get internal bleeding if you tried to cast Roll in something like that?
What I really want is something like Chen Stormstout wears. Not technically a robe, I guess, but more of a three-quarter thing.
My only gripe with it is that it's a robe. I don't understand why so many armor sets are made to look like robes.
But they *should* look like robes, because that's what monks wear. I'm not saying there shouldn't be pants available, if people prefer that, but we should at least have the option of robes. Unfortunately all the simple robes in the game are cloth. The leather robes were all made for druids, and are either leafy, or feathery, or made of hard, carapace-like leather that would never work for anyone who has to move around—that is, it's only good for stationary casters or someone who's in animal form anyway.
I don't like the LFR set, but I'm not doing LFR so it doesn't matter.
And I'm not raiding at all, so I guess it doesn't matter for me either. What I'm really upset about is that I can't go back to earlier content and get simpler-looking gear, like every other class can, because there's no monk-looking leather available, and all the simple leather gear looks rogue-y.
It's honestly the thing that's upsetting me the most about the game right now. :(