I also prefer function over form, but I think that statement is a little harsh and quite generalistic.
Originally Posted by PDW
While I agree that changing a bolt handle is sometimes done for purely aesthetic reasons, it is also often done for ergonomic/functional reasons i.e. changing the shape to make the bolt more comfortable to use, accessible, or to help position it better in a different stock, or to keep it from hitting the scope when cycling a round. Hardly like bolt on bling.
So if you are going to/need to change it, why not go for something that looks nice.
Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like crazy.