Im sure a lot of people will enjoy this feature but I have to say I havent seen one skin with a texture applied by a non skinner that made it look better than the original skin. Not sure I ever will. It really takes away from the original artist concept imo.
The non-skinner may think differently I guess It is what it is.
I agree with vStyeler on both opinions. I am only a new skinner so this is ideal for me. but I noticed in doing so I turned Bronze Daize into something that closely ressembled the "Molten" w/b and it made me raise an eyebrow. My first reaction was "cool" and then I thought of the author of the original Molten blind and stated to think it less cool. I will always promote the skinners of the community, no need for worry vStyler.
That being said I think the new features are awesome and I thank Stardock. I'm hpoing that as a new skinner, it will allow me to explore the possibilities un a faster way.