Which Aesthetic Elements will cause you to not purchase a bass or other piece of equipment? You may love it, or even want it, but one thing puts you off. Is it a design element? A brand name? Your need for a closer relationship with your father? Or are you purely practical and utilitarian in your decision making? Different Strokes as we all know, so no harsh judgement. Sometimes I wish I could not care. I guess we do to this whenever we make choices in life (new car, house paint and design, significant other). For me, it's usually: head-stock shape on a bass or guitar. I don't like natural wood finishes. I can't play pedals with stupid sexually juvenile names. What is your example?