I thought you were looking for a picture of the black emblem. "I think for sure I’m going to replace the Honda H emblem with a black one to match the color of the car and the Pilot lettering". I misunderstood. I don't think anyone is pretentious for buying Elite. I drove an 05 MDX touring for the last 15 years (loved that vehicle) and plan to drive this Pilot as long. Since I plan on keeping long term, I wanted all the available features, including the heated steering wheel, and larger display 😉
I agree. Really happy I decided to splurge on the Elite. Anyone following my earlier posts would know I was initially going to go EXL, but then I decided what the hay. I'm sure I would like EXL too, but I am loving all the extra bells and whistles on the Elite and for once I will not have to worry about little mental naggings ("could have had X or Y feature, but that's okay, I didn't really NEED that feature, etc") over my long ownership of this car.
I think nearly anyone out there will just look at your car as a Honda, and most people don't really know all the different trims, and even if they did, it is still just a Honda. If you saw some dude getting out of a Kia "Prestige" or whatever trim (I'm making that up, I have no idea what their trims are called) I doubt you would be like "what an arrogant M-fer". If you saw some dude getting out of a bright pink Lambo convertible, you might!
If you just like the "debadged look" then go for it (I know it is sort of a thing they do in Europe or at least it used to be a thing) but don't do it because you are worried someone will think you're flexing!