put your pants over your binding if it bothers your that much, no one's looking at them anyway.
My point, again, is that if I am spending that much money on something I should not have to put my pants over them. Yes, they are good bindngs. I am not bothered enough by it that I want to take them back (yet).
And people DO look at them. I have had at least 5 different people tell me how nice they are and ask me where I got them. Paint chips are not bad yet...but make me worry about what they will look like by the end of the season. Last car accident I had didnt do any mechanical damage...but I still didnt want to drive around with a big ass dent in my car. Guess that makes me superficial.
I get that a lot of people would not be bothered by it. But I expect certian things when I spend money on them. If they had been half the price I would be half as worried about it.