I use it to please the player playing it quite frankly, which coincidentally includes myself. Oddly enough, players really like a light bass that sounds great and balances well. And I wouldn't assume that I'm not aware of it's shortfalls. Other than pick-guard screws (which are not regularly removed) and strap-pegs (if done correctly with appropriately long screws, again - no issue), the only potential issue is the bridge anchors but like the pg and strap-peg screws, if they are installed correctly the first time - there is no future issues with screws magically working their way out of the wood. If I have any doubt at all, (at the bridge) I epoxy maple dowel plugs for the bridge mounting screws for a more dynamic connection. And finally, yes, it does dent and ding - I won't disagree. It is a potential finish shortfall and one either lives with a nice light bass they like playing regardless of it not being "perfect" - or not. Some enjoy fetishizing their perfect basses, but at the end of the day it's an instrument to be played, not put on a pedestal. I personally can't wait until my basses get a blemish so I can stop worrying about them being perfect. But as always... to each, their own.