After a year of use, my LHT has gotten a rather impressive collection of scratches, mostly clear coat, and a bit of rust (just framed-saved it today, doh!) from this and that. At first I was a bit dismayed, then I got over it, man-ed (or wo-man-ed) up, and went for a long ride. I feel better now. Anyway, how vain are you when we're talking about your touring bike? How much do you baby it? Do cosmetic blemishes raise your heckles? Do you wax (the bike)? Give me a 1-10 on your vanity score. ^^
I'm probably a 7, they bother me at first but then I get over it. Gives 'er character.