Yeah. It's a rather weak excuse. I don't blame Dan, but rather the art department for thinking that dishing the reward out in pieces was a "cool idea". I am not a happy Klingon.
You know if it was actually retro-active I might dig the idea. Like the first piece becomes the 100 day reward, the second piece the 200, and the so on... that way for those of us on 300 days we really do get something special.
Note that you can change the color of the should pads, at least some of the colors, like all metallic costume pieces the colors only appear to shade these areas. I had mine set to all black. So the yellow portion at the top does not change colors, much like the Fed 200 day jacket yellow/gold pieces.
As you can seethe T5 sash clips with this like it does everything else. This begs the question - why do we even have this thing?