I just have learned to like the look of the threads, but it took awhile. At first I liked the Mega carts as they covered the threads, but then I started not liking the cigar look (green eGo), especially with the mouthpiece. Once I got used to ming drip tips, I switched to the 3.5 ml tanks on my eGo battery. I think the black battery, silver threads, black/silver tank and black drip tip is a better - non cigar like look. It now looks like a personal vaporizer!