I do like the look, especially to complete the Stingray look, but I have never disliked covered pick ups because of the cover.
I have always thought the covers don’t look as good, but its not a huge selling point on me either way, if I wanted the pick up, coved poles is not a big buying / selling point.
I would have to be so distraught by a decision, torn between two pick ups (or basses) not being able to decide between the two, and be ready to pull out a coin to flip…
then I would stop
Turn, and say,
“Uncoverd, not stirred”
and be done with it.