I'd love it if they just sold him without the dirt paintjob but kept the same gear. In my opinion there's no such thing as a "Sandtrooper" which EU supports to some extent. The pauldrons are just parts of a the armor when in the field, and the modular packs are built to any specific planet's conditions. Special uniforms only are applied in special circumstances (IE: Deep cold or actual "specialist" units like Scouts or Commandoes).
So with that in mind (for me anyway) I'd prefer it if they included pauldrons and packs... I can set them up any way I like then and everyone would surely not mind the pack, stick, and pauldron extras... Or if they really do mind them, send 'em to me?