when was the last time a radio was stolen in the town you live in? i have had aftermarket systems since i have had a drivers license and have never had one stolen or even had a car broken into. knowing probably 90% of the PD officers in the county i live in i can tell you there hasnt been a "car audio" theft in YEARS. plus, there is a reason you pay for insurance, so your argument is pointless. also, as this thread has pointed out, some people are willing to spend stupid amounts of money of a factory radio, so which radio do you think will get stolen first, a $400 RB1 or a single din $130 aftermarket radio that can be purchased from anywhere? i can see common sense is lost on some people.
My Jeep had around $20k in 'hidden' and mostly secured electronics. If a thief noticed them, it's likely the entire Jeep, and countless hours of of time, would be gone forever, because it's easier to steal the whole rig and take it apart elsewhere. Duplicating all my work would take months, and any labor I did myself the first time wouldn't be compensated for by insurance.
Whether it's surfing in Southern California, leaving it at the airport, or leaving it parked at trailheads for multi-night backcountry trips, I would rather the electronics - the most valuable part to a thief - appear to be completely stock.
A friend of mine lost his Jeep from the airport parking lot for this reason. And insurance wouldn't cover the entire cost (three times the value of the stock Jeep), because he did a lot of labor himself.
Thieves don't go after stock electronics, but having lost two Valentine One radar detectors in other cars that were simply unlocked in my driveway, I don't take those chances.
Also, most thefts of head units alone don't meet the deductible for insurance (most people have $500 or $1,000 deductibles), so the thefts don't even get reported unless they're well over that amount, because using your insurance means your rates will likely go up.
Therefore, thefts are under-reported.
Furthermore, the digital signal from my ipod was wired directly through to the amp system (more complicated than that) so there was no loss of sound quality, and the Sirius sound quality sucks even on a McIntosh head unit, because it's satellite. Therefore I'm not losing any sound quality, and retain a basic nav system and decent Sirius browsing/info with the RB1.
I know you're just here to troll, but I'm using your efforts as an opportunity to educate people as to why retaining the stock head unit can make sense. Otherwise, do what you want. I don't care. Why do you?