True, true, true. I suffer from said syndrome frequently. I have heard the AD's on the Beta Tour, and again at the CA Audio show. I don't have them (yet). I still gush about them though. I really like the sound quality and sound signature of them. From photos only, the final release versions look about as good as possible and still hang onto the original Fostex headband. I keep wondering if there is a better (looking) headband solution, but the standard Fostex with the comfort strap is really comfortable to me. I think it would be pretty hard to get a different look, and get any better functionality and remain cost effective. In other words, I have elected embrace the looks of the Fostex band. It's kinda cool, and it works really well with the comfort strap. I'll have a pair soon enough.