I agree with you. Restore it , keep it O.G what ever, as long as it's what you wanted it to look like when you are done with it . It's funny how so many people changed since I started collecting ( of course people mature, I get that). Before it was restore it as you wanted it bitd and now if someone posts a restored bike the O.G police ( which these guys are the same ones that made me want to get into restoring the bikes that I wanted bitd.) come out of the woodwork and tell them they shouldn't have done it. The history of the bike is still there, just the scratches and dents are gone. I do agree some bikes should not be restored, and do like that members are swaping with other members to preserve these bikes and parts. But if some one posts a bike that they couldn't have bitd and they are proud of it, maybe say nice bike, good job. Not "I can't beleive you did that to an original finish, why would you do that". People post pics to share the bike they built and are proud of what they built. It is what it is.