The moddable stuff isn't bad, actually. I kind of like the fact that they're quite rare as it makes them feel more unique.
So, since I'm nearly 40 with my JK, I'm thinking it would make more sense to re-roll my Smuggler. He's level 15 right now. He's a cyborg, but I thought the scanning skill would be more useful than it is, as a combat skill rather than a social skill. But I like the look of him, so I'll likely go with the same look.