It's not just an inconvenience for me. :^) I made this thread to give one of many reasons why the gender lock is causing problems (in my case: classes). If all equips were gender-neutral then that would solve a lot of complaints people are posting about the fashion side of the game.
Many others have their own reason for wanting a female Mihile.
Some people only make characters to match their gender.
Others only play as the opposite or a mix.
Someone might want female-only warriors, male-only thieves, etc.
A random might prefer to make all holy/light based classes female...
Then there's a large amount of the playerbase who make females just because they have better cosmetic options.
I also know several people who would prefer a male Angelic Buster because they want a magical boy on their character squad.
P.S. I'm working with Nexon's light theme for Mihile who is the knight of light. I know there's people who completely flip themes around but you can't predict the way people design their characters.
When is the gender lock going to be removed? It's been almost 7 years since the class came out and I'm still hoping for a female Mihile. From my POV, all that needs to be adjusted are the hair, eyes, and pronouns in dialogue. I know I could always make a male and dress him up femininely, but the cash items and hairstyle I have planned out are female-only.
Example: just throw on any eyes and hair which are similar to the male version and TADA!