Because one associates good engineering with good performance. A well engineered peice of hardware is as beautiful as a painting. I honestly believe for the issues Kyosho's do have, they are beautifully engineered in all the right places.
my FW-05RR is a work of art as far as I am concerned, and just looking at it, it looks fast
A friend who is into cars (real cars) was looking at my RR and asked me "so how does this thing scale?" I explained that if it were full scale for displacement at this power output it would be on par with a top fuel dragster plant crammed into a sub 800lb chassis. that put a smile on his face
(thats 5000+ Hp to 800lbs chassis)