Matter of taste I'd say. Personally I think the armor would not have nearly as much variety if pieces like the catarina set, smough's set, havel's, etc. were tight fitted just like the leather armors and robes. I can understand wanting this though, since it's the system used in almost all rpgs.
Black Iron leveled all the way up surpasses Havel in every categorty except poise. It's also one of the few heavy armors that don't make you look obese. --- He brings whale sushi and panda kebabs to vegan potlucks - World's Most Interesting Man