"You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same." ― Jonathan Davis
If I had one of these trees, I'd think it was pretty cool. If I had 50 of these trees, I would probably lose interest in working on bonsai trees.
I appreciate the rules of bonsai, but if we all followed all of the rules, all of the time, we would only have a few dozen trees, and we would have thousands of copies of those few dozen trees. That would not be very interesting.
I think one of the reasons I love California junipers is because they all look so different. For example, take a look at this California juniper styled by Sensei Harry Hirao, on display at the National Arboretum:
I'd like to have one of those on my shelves. I wouldn't want all of my bonsai trees to look like that, either, but variety is what makes nature so outstanding, and variety is something I want in my collection.