I’m proposing that faction SKINS, should always be available for LP in the faction’s LP store.
I understand, as a vanity item, the exclusivity of SKINS has a value to some players (And I would concede special event SKINS are another matter entirely). But given that CCP real world time and resources are put into these, and they essentially exist as 0s and 1s, and are vanity items, they should if themed around a faction (and would be far better justified in initial expense in making) be made available as a loyalty point with ISK purchasable item in LP stores. I feel the collector mentality of a limited time item, in the case of faction SKINS, is far more out weighed by the larger group of players that would appreciate reasonable access* to such SKINS to show in game identifying with their chosen faction. It comes down to an immersion issue and gain for a larger group of players, versus that of a smaller group.
I have not read a sound technological reason put forward on why this is not doable for CCP. But if such exist, I’d be interested to hear it.
*(Hundred million plus ISK SKINS is not reasonable access, especially when that price is based on artificial limited supply)