...I do not have the exploded hat. I wish I did. And I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you here. I just really don't like games that punish you for not finding out about them soon enough!
And as I have said, I wouldn't mind if there where a few clothes that were different for different professions, like a uniform, but no more than an outfit or two per season. From what I've seen and heard, it sounds like the main point of this update is to make the game more realistic. Well, how is not being able to wear a certain piece of clothing due to your job realistic?
Sorry if I'm ranting, but this is the one change made to the game that I don't think I could ever come to appreciate. (Well, that and the cut storylines.)