While I think this is a good thing to go back to from time to time, and those look good (although brining is messing with it too, thus not truly naked) I like to mess with my food a bit more.
My argument is that once you add salt and sugar (two of the four spices wars have been fought over) you are already making altered food.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."