Let me start off with ~*Yay*~ So glad to read this. I never thought color should = stats. Color should be cosmetic only. Stats should be by item type plus enhancements like materia.
I know this is a fantasy game and perhaps the dye was magic or something, but it didn't make sense that if I dye a Linen Coatee blue, it suddenly bestowed upon its wearer Control: +8.
Best of all, if Kariri wants she can stop wearing the same Red Cobalt Cuirass every other tank is wearing.
I wonder if we will be able to dye non-crafted items like loot drops from NM's. It would be nice, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
I am more and more excited for patch 1.20!