Well from our take we like the fact that you have a wonderful, durable lifetime frame without the worry of chips, marks and "fretting" over where you lean your bike. That said, we do have many customers that choose to have their Moots painted. Some look amazing. Back in the day when we made steel frames paint was a necessity to keep it from rusting away, of course we don't need that for titanium and prefer our satin bead blast finish that can be applied over and over again.
The look of our satin finish has become very recognizable and really shows off our welds and underliying craftsmanship...paint for the most part will cover those items.
Finally, we like to operate our work place as clean and environmentally sound as possible....paint really is one of the worst materials to work around...disposing of the left overs and just having that much chemical product around is not the way we want to go.
We will prep any frame ready to paint and send it to the painter of choice for our customers.
Let me know if you have any other questions...