I totally agree with your above statement! I'll go a step further and wonder why people mount drab matte scopes on gloss blue rifles. I'm a huge Leupold fan, I stopped counting after 20 of them. I even named my dog Leupold. It's funny, but if I go to trade a nice rifle in or sell a nice rifle on Armslist, I hardly get any interest because it has no scope. So, I started slapping cheap scopes and junk mounts that I have acquired over the years from nice rifles that I have purchased. Guess what? Instant deals! I just don't understand it either.