Lots of people buy them by choice, it's a very popular saber. (I plan to get one eventually) In fact, they were sold out for the longest time. Lots of people keep them as they come, because they are excellent dueling sabers with no major hilt details to bother or distract you. There are a number of people who customize them. A lot of people like to use that hilt as the base for a Rahm Kota style saber.
Oh! My apologies, I didn't know it was so popular! I don't think it looks bad, it is just a bit plain for my tastes, so I was curious what people have done with it, and what I could do.