And yes, we actually had the same system in E:wom, FE and FE:LH because you could only equip one item to one slot anyway. But it just feels better with an item display where you can actually see it.
Amen to that. While the current layout in FE/LH works, it's nice to see a visual showing where these items are. I've always been a fan of the paperdoll layout, just to keep things more organized.