Regardless of which side of this argument you are on, the the real issue here is that each person has their own taste and preference. I have left mine on my Redeye because I like the small accent of color. The argument is a mute point. If you leave them on, they will cause damage eventually. If you take them off, you will get damage eventually. I am tired of hearing this debate. How did we regress from being a tolerant society that is accepting of peoples choices to ridiculing each other if we do not agree on something. You don't like that I chose to leave them on my car? That's fine. You have your own car to do with as you please. It does not give anyone the right to criticize or degrade someone else's choices. Interestingly enough, not one single person has had the testicular fortitude to say anything in person. The internet allows people to act much tougher than they really are. We should make it legal to challenge someone to a duel again. I bet that would make people more hesitant to make offensive remarks.