Saw Will's LHT over at the Cyclofriend's Current classics gallery. “62cm Surly Long Haul Trucker (sans hideous Surly graphics)” is Wills description. I will say that it takes much more of a classic look when the decals are removed. I’m inching closer to the de-branded LHT all the time. Still, proceeding with caution though.
On the other hand, on the Surly 1X1, I think the decals are quite fitting. Silly Surly.