I think it was a great choice. I always disliked that the ship looked greenish/blueish/reddish and washed out. This gives a great chance to admire your machine before it’s covered in craters and burned armor
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems a little disingenuous to hide bad textures by turning down the lights instead of just fixing the textures.
The docking bay graphics actually look pretty cool, especially the Minmatar stations with all those electrical shorts arcing on the sides of the bay.
However the ship itself looks a little strange to me, seems to have a milky white glow effect on it.