On many rides/races when you join your kit changes to the event kit. I get that BUT in larger events you start to feel like a bee in the hive. Also hard to spot who you are in the pack. New customization will help for sure but how about instead of a mandatory kit how about a race/ride number on our jersey? In the order we join. Seems like it would make ranking races easier too?
My work around is often to join a ride, get rolling, then quit the event to get my own avatar back then ride along but that has down sides too.