To each their own, but plastic/black furniture and pic rails just do not seem right on a lever gun. I understand the advantages that some of those modern things offer, and I thoroughly enjoy modern things (you did see my AR build thread, right?), but it still doesn't seem right. Hell, even most scopes on a lever gun seem out of place to me. Again, to each their own. It's just not my thing. Also, sometimes it's just fun to hate on something over something stupid like appearance.