Some people just don't it. This is a car enthusiast's site not the ACLU site. No it is not illegal to upbadge your car but that is not the question. The statement put forth was "upbadging is okay". Maybe it is in your little corner of the universe. It is not okay to the bulk of the members of this car enthusiasts's forum. It will never be okay with the majority of members of any car enthusiast's forum.
Why? Because the majority of members consider it to be deceitful. You don't like it? Too bad, so sad you're mad. If you don't like our "small mindedness" you know where the door is, use it.