These days you can have both function and form. Lots of great looking firearms out there that are known for having outstanding reliability. I know looks is subjective and lots of folks obviously think this gun looks great. But I don't buy anything that I don't like the aesthetics of. I'm going to spend waaaaay more time handling, carrying, shooting, training, cleaning, and admiring than I am saving my life with it. So as long as it has absolute 100% reliability and passes all my carrying tests, then I want something that looks good in my edc systems. That's like saying you don't care what your car looks like as long as it gets you where you want to go. Which there's nothing wrong with that, but I would rather get where I want to go in something that looks great. Different strokes for different folks.Ugly? Maybe. Idk, I thought that pretty had gone out the window when it came to saving your skin. I have a pretty 1911, I have seen plenty of other pretty guns. Doesn't make them ideal for carry or defense. If I hire a bodyguard, pretty is going to be last on the resume.