I was super excited when I first heard about this initially because I’ve collected a few of the white holiday versions of various outfits in characters’ banks. Blizzard has no problems adding appearances/mounts/etc that players can’t get anymore. You can’t get white versions of holiday outfits anymore, so I didn’t think this would be any different.
Now, I don’t like holiday outfit restrictions, but if Blizzard wants to keep them in place that’s their prerogative. However the way that white versions of holiday outfits were handled is just plain obnoxious.
Let’s say for example, I have a single white version of a Lovely Black Dress. I can still click/drag it to my chest slot to equip it. But if I right click AT ALL, it will be consumed and added to my collection, NOT turned into BoE, essentially making it until I have to wait until the holiday to be able to use the appearance again.
At the VERY LEAST the white versions should become bound so we can still use it normally. Basically they should have been treated like all other transmogs are now (i.e. equip to unlock the appearance, binding it to you), rather than cosmetic items (i.e. consume item to unlock the appearance). It’s basically a slap in the face to anybody that’s fortunate enough to go out of their way to get these versions of outfits you can’t get anymore.