Same here! Look at Cape Man's OD18, Hybird (sic) MF14, Peter Curacao's Rum Runner, Joel Shine's runabout, the sole of Cracker Larry's GF18 . . . more work to do, but they look great. And they took longer to build- your choice, some guys want to get on the water as fast as possible, or save the extra touches for the next build; your build, your reasons.
Another option would be to use a touch of bright work somewhere it was easier to do, but highly visible, like trimming a cockpit edge, or a rail on the console, etc. Or not.