Initially wanted to get some advice but decided to turn it into a poll instead of being the stoopid noob again. I've noticed lots of you have removed the plastic protection that come stock on Gretsch guitars at the end of the Bigsby arm. But some keep it. Thus that poll. Which requires comments about why did you keep it/removed it. And also: what's its intended use? Only protect the beautiful shiny bar during shipping? Long-term protect it when the guitar is stored in its case? Enable a better grip? Anything else?