haha dan, i kinda like the way they look
i bought a winston 7' 5 weight 3 piece when i was 15(1995??) that had the first spigut ferrules i had ever seen. i contemplated sanding and refitting them
(would have been a huge mistake), then realized that i really liked them.
like a dumd##*, i sold the rod for a couple hundred bucks a few years later
my new cabelas cgr glass has spigots and i still feel the same way