I'm fairly new to this BP revolver thing and what turned me to the Pietta, and away from the Uberti was the arbor issue. Now that I know a bit more about these guns, I'd not let the arbor deter me from the Uberti guns. Looks like there're several ways to deal with it.
The writing on the Pietta doesn't bother me at all. My sole intent was to shoot mine. I'm not a Cowboy or anything, and I can understand those who collect disliking it, though.
Things sure are fun, though (except the clean-up)! I'm a bit paranoid about rust, so I completely disassemble every cleaning.