I just received my new brake callipers and handles. They come pre-assembled with hoses and a "hose junction connector". These are the same as Dan Lloyd has in the below video:
I understand the advantage of these when there is a need to work on the hosing without the need to unwrap bartape. However I can't really think of a scenario where I would work on the hoses and still worry about the bartape as well. I do however see scenarios where these connectors would scratch my frame or just be plain ugly.
Before I spend money to replace something potentially useful: what are some real life advantages of using these connectors?