I think you have it right 1812Music. You can fuss about where to park, who is next to you, what might happen, but in the end, the car doesn't perform any different with a ding or road rash. I'll admit I don't want those, but... Those that are considering resale quickly may feel different. However, I'd be curious to know whether a near pristine 2 year old car has a higher value than one that has not been coddled - I think the difference would be negligible, or at least not worth the hassle of constant attention and pampering. I will eat and drink in my car, and drive it on a dirt road to my house.