GoldenEraMTB's 1988 Fat Chance Wicked - dark pic of a dark and rather anonymous bicycle. If it wasnt for the decals, nobody would know what it was. The casual voter would just skip this with barely a glance.
I'll only address your comments on my bike.
"nobody" should be changed to "I", and then you would be right.
You would not know what it was, and might be better served by speaking for yourself, unless you really believe you speak for everybody. I have a link to many bright pics of the bike in my sig, not that hard to see more of it, and get a better idea.
As for it being "anonymous", again, a rather foolish opinion. The only "anonymous" bike in this poll was your own.
The "casual voter" is who exactly? Can you name one? This site is geared to old mtb enthusiasts, so I fail to see where someone who would bother to make an account and participate would be "casual" about these bikes. They don't have to be fanatical, but casual, nah.
You actually seem serious in making these remarks, otherwise I would've taken it as I do most of your comments, as light, with a fair amount of cheekiness.
See above - there are many registered users that dont contribute regularly and not everybody would instantly recognise your bike as a Fat, especially looking as it does in the picture that
chose as a representation of your bike. It was constructive criticism, not a stab at you or the brand. I included my wholly anonymous bike as it perfectly represented what the UK MTB scene was back then, it was either follow the Ritchey design or branch out on your own. Clearly the designer followed the latter with an eye on UK conditions rather follow sheep like as nearly all others did at the time.