I guess I am. Not a snob -- to each his own -- but sensitive to how they look. I think the coolest headstock ever is a Tele. Perfect proportions, sleek, no extra wood, no weird curves, just perfect. Strats look to0 "violin-y" to me, too classical. And the big-ass 70s Strat headstocks -- ugh. Hate 'em. Looks like they stole the headstock off a cello.I actually like G&L's take on the Strat headstock; the little "tit" at the bottom gives it a better balance and a modern look. I love the Gibson headstock because it's classic and stylish but still tough-looking. I can't quite warm up to PRS headstocks, because they're too tapered -- too Halloween-like. But I'm starting to get it with PRS's, just a little bit. Hamers I like -- I like the moderate taper and the slight "open book" scroll on the top. Reverends are cool -- but pretty aggressive: to me, you have to be a good player to step up there with that headstock. I'd look like a poser. Most non-Fender Fender copies don't do it for me -- you can tell they're just trying to avoid a lawsuit. But I like the old Peavey Predator headstocks -- Tele-esque and nicely proportioned. Some headstocks are too plain. The Xaviere headstocks on their humbucker guitars are just too smooth and boxy. Same with a Canvas I had a few years ago. Headstocks need a little bit of fancy -- it's just a matter of how much. If all this doesn't sound absurdly arbitrary, let me add this: I think the new Collings electrics are gorgeous, but I just don't like that offset notch at the top of the headstock -- one element too many. My least favorite headstock of all? Probably on the Seagull acoustics. Way too small, no style, no texture -- looks shrunken. You need to go all the way down to a Seagull parlor guitar before they start to look okay. I know what you're thinking: this guy's out of his mind. But I bet a few of you are just as aware of headstocks as I am. It's a hard road. You spend way too much time being agitated by unsatisfactory headstocks -- and way too much time wanting to buy those guitars whose headstocks make you happy. I'd like to hear from someone who can honestly say, "I don't give a rat's ass about headstocks." Count your blessings.