Hey Aaron, I hear ya!
I've seen folk with trucks that if they aren't beaten half to death, "they ain't worth havin." There's a certain mentality to each camp. For me, the best situation is to have the "mud-hole monster" for when it's time to get down and dirty and a Sunday go-to-meetin' ride for when I'm wearin' my whites.
To keep it on guns, did you ever notice that those really nice pieces of art (firearms) have a hard time making one trip in a holster without a scratch. But those workhorses can go for years with nary a mark!