I think its mostly an "age" thing....I like studs, thier old school to me. I remember when I was a kid, we couldnt wait til we were older and could get a bike with studs n floorboards!
Back when a 1200cc was a monster! 750s were the average size. Now, you young ens' dont want floorboards...u want them 'forward controls, no chrome, etc.
your time will come too... when the next generation will snicker about that.
As for me bring on the studs n conchos!
Oh yea....and fringe off my grips!