See? You thought we were taking customization AWAY, we're actually ADDING it! Wheras before, you had to tediously add those stat points up to wear any item in the game, now, we let you have certain item combinations that let you use any other item that we designed to work with the first item! Cool huh? We're also going to group these items together into "tiers" so that they're easy to keep track of!
Seriously. If the only way to wear certain items is to wear other certain items, thats the OPPOSITE of customization. It's limiting the items to certain combinations which have been preordained; which is fine, as long as they pull off the synergy. Maybe items mean less. Maybe it all works, who knows? I for one am skeptical.