Boy, you can tell I have too much time on my hands asking this question! As for me, I sort of am. All of my basses have dings and worn areas on them somewhere. I don't baby any of them, yet it's never been my intention to ding up any of their finishes purposely. It just happened through normal usage and an occasional lapse of reason. The longest I went without dinging one up was 8 years on my 09 Longhorn, then last year I did an outside photo shoot and it fell over and dinged the body in a couple places. That stuff they use is pretty good at resisting wear but it's no match for a sidewalk. What about you? Does a relic finish make you less careful? Do you like to add your own flair to a new relic to individualize the wear pattern? Do you think dings look sexy? I think they look totally hot as long as they look natural, especially on black. I don't even like to polish black finishes. Let's go...tell us what's up with you.