I'm not going to go on the common spew of "oh Destiny 2 armor is way worse than Destiny 1 armor, everything is UGLY!" because it is an old, tired, and unproductive thing to say. But rather I want to ask, out of both Destiny games, what are some of the communities favorite armor sets, and what makes them your favorites?
Personally I love the EDZ gear for all characters because I love the rugged look thats so different from the overwhelming "smooth and slippery" designs that are saturating the armor pools. And I also love the D1 Iron Companion Armor sets (they're definitely my favorite Iron Banner Gear) for really the same reason: it looks rugged and raw.
I think the main issue is every time a new armor set is released it has a completely original design.
Bungie is trying to make every armor set stand out from the rest, which leads to some of the armor looking over the top and ridiculous.