So, I repeat. Easy fix would be not to transform mounts automatically to tokens. But instead, players can choose to make the switch if they want.
The changeover from the current Albion specific "vanity mount" system to the new skin system is indeed not without flaws. The good thing is though that the new system is what you'd consider a "standard" skin system as it's being done by almost all games, with the benefit that it is easy to understand, easy to work with and easy for us to expand and feed content into it. I'd argue that had we used the new system right from the start, most people wouldn't see an issue with it. It's the transition that is not ideal, however, I'd argue that the end result - having a clean skin system that fits well into the game and is easy to handle (also from a development efficiency point of view) - is worth it.