I care how seeing my car makes other people feel. I love it when someone walks up to me at the gas station grinning ear to ear. It's symbiotic, the way other people feel about my car and the way I feel. Mutual happiness. Despite this, I suppose you're right that it is the owner's own opinion about it that matters at the end of the day -- if someone else doesn't like my car, or worse, couldn't care less about my car, I'm not going to lose sleep about it -- but it is pretty cool when I can share my excitement with some other total stranger sitting at a stoplight, at a show, or wherever. The point of this thread was anti-homogeny. I really didn't expect a counterpoint, and I meant no offense. I suppose the lesson is to never underestimate the internets.