I think that Mojang and 4J should forget the skin packs and just let us create our own skins. I want my own unique character in the game. Not only that, but they should also let us make our own capes with our skin.
Something else that Mojang and 4J could do is keep the skin packs, but give us our own skin pack to add our own skins into it. Maybe you could share your skin packs with your friends and brag about how better your custom skins are compared to theirs.
The main issue, as stated by 4J awhile ago, was that this would allow us to create copyrighted skin, and because the Minecraft XBLA worlds are hosted by the xbox consoles instead of your personal computers Microsoft, and/ or 4J could be held liable (sued) for any copyrighted material, such as a player making a Mario, or Sonic skin.
I think another issue is the issue of censoring, in that a lot of times, we tend to be horrible, perverted, weird people and they want to make online play and what not more... acceptable for children, and while you can say that's why they have "Online interactions not rated by esrb" everywhere, but they do censor signs, so ya know?
I've seen suggestions for skin makers where you get like predetermind clothing and other kinds of things like Xbox avatars which would be pretty cool, but what we forget is the avatar stuff tends to be stupid looking lol. I dont mind the skin packs, they're cheap enough and it makes me feel as if I'm helping 4J out by sending them that dollar
And yes, I'm perfectly happy being a tuxedo creeper. The only possible thing I could enjoy more would be a mafia style guy with a suit and fedora