I'd be happier if I had some inkling that we could be more vanity-minded, and at least use any armour appearance for something we've discovered/unlocked, so that people don't get stuck with a look they don't particularly care for, but must use because of stats. Hoods are all fine and good, but if you get a nice hood at level 12, and then no more, it will be sad for you. Likewise, I'm not particularly fond of hoods, and don't want to get stuck with one.
If there are hoods, they should be part of the chest armour slot, since a hood that's not attached to a cloak or shirt would probably be more accurately described as a bonnet (beware the bonnet bandit). Still, as long as we get some manner of vanity colour system a hood as head gear can be matched to the rest of an outfit, and it could be removed or possibly hidden, and thus we can have removable hoods. That's something ToR still doesn't have for all of their jedi and sith.