Is it just me, or does the feel of a natural neck with no coating on it feel sooooooo much better than the heavy poly'd necks? I've got a couple warwicks with the natural neck and it feels so nice. I recently aquired a marcus miller jazz and I love the sound, bu didn't like the coating on the neck. Last night I sanded it off and now it is superb! I know Geddy Lee gets unfinished necks, and Stu Hamm's personal urge ii's have no coating.. so why do they put it on all the production necks? The natural wood jsut feels so much nicer to me. I suppose part of it is upkeep, that is the only downside as far as I can tell.