I think it's our age.We all go through a thing where we just want to do something to our cars. Make them a little more personal, ours. Or a lot more. I remember getting a fake leather steering wheel cover for my first car, a 1965 Plymouth Satellite. Age 16. My first mod.
Much later on I wound up modding a Lotus Elise all the way to track only. Roll cage, fire suppression. Trailer and tow vehicle. Was great fun, especially as eventually all mods were for safety and performance.
I don’t get why people do lots of things to their vehicles. Take a great driving truck and jack it up ‘till it’s only suitable as a “Mall crawler”. Get a superb sports car and start correcting the suspension, stuff the engineers failed to notice. Run the tires out past the fenders and find out why we have fenders.
Nowadays I get a new car set up nicely and add floor mats, license plate frame, and radar detector mount. Perfection!
But if it floats someone’s boat to have an appearance change that I would not notice ever then go for it.