Hey thanks for responding!
It looks better with the grill, that's for sure, but even with the grill on it still has that weird white badge-looking thing in the front (which I assume is the power button?) I prefer my subs to be seen, not heard, and an all black sub is the best way to do this ... that white button floating on the black front looks odd to me.
Guy selling the sub says it is in storage and not set up to demo. Does he really think anyone will buy it without testing it?