Ugh. You're right, it shouldn't be this complicated. As cheesy as the cartoon was, the outfits were pretty simple & still military, compared to all this stuff (okay, yeah, when you get into guys like Bazooka, Spirit, and Quick-Kick it gets loopy, but Lady Jaye, Flint, Duke, Breaker, and most of the others--Scarlett a notable exception--were all in variations on somewhat realistic uniforms)
There was some sci-fi, of course, even in the first generation (Flash, Grand Slam), but... ugh. Yeah, those look horrible.