Why not both? Find something you like the look of, find something with good stats. Transmute them, Ta-da! --- Somebody tell me, tell me, tell me, when will I learn? I love it and I leave it and I watch it burn! Damn this wild young heart!
Stats aren't that important, in the sense that an endgame armor set only costs a few gold, so "good" stats are easy to achieve. There is a lot stronger emphasis on cosmetics (which are the real challenge to acquire) as well as having a proper build (i.e. not 5 signet Warrior). --- [EVe *also responds to Santana*