Yeah, my gripe is more that it's a feature... like working holsters. Every Cantina guy has one even if half of them probably didn't even have a gun. Same with removable vests. Removable vests tend to look better too... Paint strays on figures without them and it's noticeable then, but looking at the new Aurra Sing, she's perfect and far superior to her POTJ counterpart with the molded-on vest. Now though, few figures get that. I a reverse situation I think Bespin Han suffered from his coat being molded on compared to his POTJ counterpart.
My preference on the hats though, is it makes customizing more easy and fun too. Take Hoth Luke and make some random generic officers using the sculpt. I like doing that stuff.