Maybe a useless thread, but I have to ask, WTF do various manufacturers feel the need to rollmark a good or very good 1911 with completely hideous billboards? I may insult various owners out there, but after reading the Buyers Guide thread showcasing many of the various brands out there (some I never knew even existed) photographed in detail, I gotta' say.... ooooh no. What gunsmith or marketing type thinks up some of this stuff? I believe some of the fonts and print size used on these things came from the cover of my 1982 high school yearbook. Heck, the actual content enscribed on many of these slides show little relevance to anything regarding firearms. STI seems to be a big offender. Trojan? Spartan? Are we referencing Gladiator movies next? The Amscor guns....yikes! Even Colt goes a little ape sh!t with scrolling some new model name and purpose on the side. Did my TRP really need to be marked TACTICAL? Doesn't the "T" in TRP already mean tactical? I guess have always believed most times less is more. Maybe I am too wrapped up in astetcics and overlooking some fantastic guns based solely on the presence of these markings, but damn I would hate to spend $1500 on a really nice gun just to have it blare "ULTRA PENETRATOR III" at me. Rant over.