It hurts to read that. I'd love to get my hands on a Royal Blued Python in 4".
I agree with the point though. Some guns I have just because I like them (like the nicely blued S&W M27). I don't carry that cannon, and certainly am not as proficient with it as my ppk/s. The little stainless gun gets scratched up now and then, and the revolver is almost like new.
That's not to say that it wouldn't do the job though. The gun can be good looking and effective, the problem (as DJ noted) is usually with the operator.