Not so sure if this was opened before but...
Had a chat with a friend how we see everyone almost on ifrix and white tiger mounts while other mounts are being kept in storage or just arent bought not because they are ugly but because their stats are not that important. most players who look for def/pow (def mostly for aoe/aoers and pow for dgns.. cause we are dominated by pow build chars) ..
so why not..
1. buy a mount with no base stat
2. you are free to choose from the current set of base stat options (plat stat for plat mounts and obsi stat for obsi mounts)
3. enhance as you please.
this way we can enjoy the looks as well as the stats of our mounts