Yeah the new Griffon one sucks, let's talk about the good ones.
I think many of the non top prices one are pretty good. Such as Incarnate Flame, it's better than the 200 gems skin one, especially with the dye channels.
The Awakened set works quite well on Griffon, Jackal and Skimmer. It makes the Griffon's wings look less awkward and the armor is really cool. Jackal becomes so nice with this set for obvious reason.
Of course, Grand Lion is a great skin.
As for Raptor I think Dreadnought is the coolest, then Lithosol and Primordial Raptor