Like anything else, though, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it's a beautiful piece, but I can't afford most KS or GS models right now. Another thing to consider is what you'd already mentioned about the marks on the back; would you rather have a less-polished back with more prominent marks or a more-polished back with minor marks. It's all in what you can live with. Also, how many people are going to see the back?