On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most concerned about looks/appearance of a semi auto and 1 being more concerned about performance, dependability/accuracy....where do you fall? I say this because in my years poking around Youtube, web forums, interacting with gun-friendly friends and even hanging at my local gunshop....Ive seen and heard so many different gun personalities over the years. Some folks can pick up a used gun with a horrible finish, chewed up grips, scratch marks and excessive holster wear etc and it DOESNT EVEN PHASE THEM. They are looking strictly at the mechanics and performance of the gun. Me, I admittedly lean slightly towards the looks/appearance side of a gun when making a purchase and put myself at a 7. I simply couldnt live with a gun that shot straight but was butt-ugly! I can deal with minor scratches and holster wear.....but I do have my line that I wont cross based on my personal preference of its appearance. I think some pistols out there are absolutely stunning pieces of art and go beyond self defense (aka safe queens). Now, obviously there are new guns out there that look absolutely STUNNING and give the best of both worlds in terms of performance.....but for the most part I am seeing who prefers the visual appeal of a gun over the raw performance. Its a tricky question, be honest!