I would go as far as to say that if Shimano is voted cool ,its basically end of coolwall.
It seemed like a great idea, but after this, there is no point of continuing..
That happened when Kooka was voted to the wall.
I think to me the issue is that Shimano is too vague of a candidate...too massive...too much variety. Unlike Kooka, which could be judged on some 3-4 or so cut and dry issues like brittle cranks, spindly levers and a seatpost design that only a proctologist could love, Shimano just made so much, for so many bike types at so many price points. How could anyone fairly judge Shimano as a singular entity? Even more, how can anyone on this board argue against anyone's position or opinion, when the very nature of the candidate and the sheer scope and breadth of product to evaluate means that we are likely miles apart in our own personal opinions as to what from Shimano we think is cool or uncool.
Shimano made sooooooo much, they are probably the only company in the industry that could be considered as the most cool AND at the same time the least cool.
Drowning in Retro!