Mikel, but in case of such certain craft it wouldn't be hunt for it just beause previous char owned it, but because of stats. I guess many of us would want modded stuff, why after recreating such desire must stop? And again - I understand that things like "anyone have seen cloakshape La Paloma which belonged to .... and had this ...... custom image?" would be wrong. Still modded stuff is unique and it's obvious one could want it, no matter if his previous char had it or not.
Well, things are just things. Most types of them can be obtainable again with time. But what concerns me more, are factions. Can you join old faction after recreation? Can you aspire to old position? If you're going through whole way to this, why not I'd say? More even, if my char would say "sir,you can't promote me, because in previous body I already was at this rank" - THEN it would be breaking separation of old and new char, as old char's life would affect new one.. Yeah, one would say: join other faction then. But again, why act against own beliefs? If one wants to play imperial guy, and will die enough times to run out of imperial factions heh.. what then? Give up playing or create own, yet another empire (like we wouldn't had enough of them already ;) ) or become freelancer?