What do you think about the brushed (more like scratched) finish on the font facia?
You can do some very nice metal finishing yourself on this part. Here's how to "grain" metal:
go to the Home Despot (where you can be tin-horn dictator of your own hovel), and buy a pack of 240 grit wet or dry sandpaper. Get full size sheets as they are more economical. Buy 3-M's hard rubber sanding block designed to accept 1/4 sheets. Split a full sheet into fourths and install one into the sanding block. Fasten down the front panel so that it can't move. I think I may have laid mine onto a piece of plywood and used two-sided tape to keep it in position. Screw a guide of some sort onto the plywood (I think I used a pine strip), parallel to the long axis of the plate. Wet the sandpaper (lots of water is good) and sand the front face, moving along the face and keeping all sanding strokes parallel, using the guide. The trick is to always sand in the same fore and aft direction. If you deviate from the one line of action you will introduce some pretty lousy looking scratches. Pretty soon you will have a beautiful grained finish that is easily cleaned and does not show fingerprints. It shows off very nicely against polished stainless. Change out the sandpaper as soon as it stops cutting the metal quickly. Sandpaper is pretty cheap and you can waste a lot of time trying to extend the life of the paper.
When I spiffed up my Linea, I grained the cover panel you are concerned with. I also grained the 3-sided panel that attaches near the top of the machine.