Same here, I'm not one to lean up against the tank like I'm racing. Usually I'm slightly leaned forward, but mostly upright. However, if I did lean over, I would probably opt to get one. Just to avoid scratches.This is just me, but I didn't bother with a tank sticker, and I just try to be careful with preventing any harsh or aggressive materials, chains, and zippers from coming into contact with the tank. It looked good throughout my ownership, and I was worried about scratches too.
This does make sense... Better to be safe than sorry, I suppose.If you care about the paint put one on. Sh** happens as they say, and I promise when you DO scratch your tank, it will have been an accident and you won't be thrilled.
TechSpec Snake Skin Center Tank Pad - RevZilla
Wife has the Tank Pro 90 in Snakeskin on her CB300F. My personal recommendation anyways as far as product is concerned.