I won't dispute that people like the Stryfe, but I'll argue that most people like it for its performance and mod potential more than its looks.
Things I don't like about its appearance:
- the high level of asymmetry between the shell halves, the left side is very clean and neat, the right side is very bulbous and lumpy from the battery tray and motors
- the "teeth" on the side of the barrel area
- the barrel attachment connector (honestly I just hate how it looks on any blaster, if I don't have an attachment on it permanently I usually remove them)
- the blunt, square end of the bottom tactical rail which doesn't jive with the angles and curves of the rest of the design
Thankfully the F10555 alternate front end fixes two of those problems and makes the Stryfe look so much better, as shown here