Wanted to rant and see if I'm not alone. First Zocchi started the trend of black stanchions now Manitou. what the hell!!! where did they get the idea that all black is good or nicer or whatever they are thinking, why don't leave us at least(and the ones who like black ones) with choices. Luckily Fox and Rock Shock haven't followed. One advantage I see with regular gold like stanchions is that its easier to identify when they get sratched or marred in order to try and correct and prevent future leaks and contamination of damper's. Something they should have done is put travel indicators on one of the tubes, now that's something useful especially on infinite variable travel units like the nixon, minute etc.