I've got to say that whilst I appreciate these are rare and unique, they are pretty darned ugly in my opinion, like a ti version of a kirk precision but with bits missing. Just my opinion though.
it is in the eye of the beholder and all i can say is that they look much better in the flesh
Absolutely. Different strokes for different folks. Bizarrely I like the look of slingshots and they are quite similar.
I've got an sts which I love the look of mostly, but the exposed seat post arrangement bugs me a bit. I know its like that for a reason, I just think a better, more aesthetically pleasing solution is/was possible.
The bow-ti frame is lovely aside (imho) from the suspension arrangement. If the shock had been integrated into the seat tube somehow (soft tail style) it would have looked much better, but I'm sure there are many technical reasons for this not being done.
Still a lovely frame, but for me could look lovelier.