2009 VTX 1300R, Long Island NY
I think you answered your question...Takes 30 seconds to grind off the screw end and remove the screw. Why pay more?
Everyone doesn't have the tool/space to grind the screw.
I did, but I waned my mod to be fully reversible, I kept all parts removed and boxed it up. Perhaps some day I, or the next owner may need it for emission testing.