Dave2, no hurt feelings on my side. Agreed, unless there is history in exchanging posts with a forum member, it is difficult to know what is real vs. sarcasm.
Thank you for the explanation. Agree with your statement on the risk/reward. It has never been an issue for me before and I've owned some nice vehicles. For whatever strange reason, I just have the idea in my head to not install a front plate on my future M3. Still four months away until delivery, perhaps this idea will pass.