The lock is hideous and the reasoning behind it is foolish. That said, I think it took me a whole ten minutes to get over it when I bought my first IL equipped S&W. Truth be told, I've been known to use the lock from to time to time. For instance, this weekend the family and I went to go visit my parents. At some point i wanted to shower and would be leaving the gun unattended. Since my young nieces and siblings were there as well, I locked up the gun using the IL and then took all the ammo into the bathroom with me. Just like most people, I'd rather it was not there.