The problem is you can't walk around with three Technika V's around your neck, that just looks ridiculous.
Having said that, I am willing to give it a shot if it people think that it makes me look like a more talented (and wealthier) photographer.
And while I agree on the idiocy of a gold plated camera, I will often wear a skin tight gold luge suit with an arca swiss baseball hat in order to blend in with the crowd.
Of course not. People who use Linhofs have bearers.