As far as I know coloring is determined by the skill needed to use that color and the rarity of the paints that drop. The lack of black clothing is due to the high level it takes to use it. This is compounded by the fact it rarely drops. For Darkshark...There are many options to cloths now in EU if you have the skills to make the changes. If you dont you are bound to finding someone who can custom make you what you want like the rest of us. I do agree with you that the base clothing selection is lame and maybe a more "Freehand" way to color and pattern cloths should be developed to get away from the color between the lines way we have now. I dont how ever want to see EU become anything like Second Life. The mere comparison makes me wanna throw up. Bottom line is that MA is limiting what can be done with the game engines capabilities to keep their economy in check. More freedoms for us means its harder for them to skim from the many options. Sadly this is a catch 22 situation as more ways to make money means they could get ahead faster but would have to take less each chunk and they cant get past that mentality to grab the money and run like they have in past few years. They have ZERO future sight any longer.