Whilst I thank you for taking the time to respond, I don't think it's an appropriate or polite response.
Nowhere on any post in this thread have I placed vanity or aethestics anywhere in my list of priorities. I've simply put out a request for GENUINE items.
Genuine is usually sought for a reason - similar to any car part for any car made out there, you can either buy genuine or aftermarket. Aftermarket is nearly always an inferior product that doesn't work as well as the genuine original. Anyone that drives a car, and risks non genuine parts on service items, will have experienced poorer performance whether it's a braking item, engine management item, clutch or similar. No parts work as well as genuine originals in nearly all circumstances.
I apologise if seeking genuine originals is overly "anal" - but having said that, you should not be using that sort of language with someone that you don't even know.
Rossin Concept MTB 1990 - Full XTR M900
Litespeed Ocoee Titanium MTB 1992 - Grafton / Bullseye / Syncros / XTR
LeMond Z Team Issue SLX 1991 - Full Corsa Record / Sigma
LeMond GAN Team Issue GLX 1993 - Full Dura Ace (7400)