I tend to perch on the opposite side of the fence, for one reason. I fully agree with you about the looks of SS handles. They look very cool, in my estimation. The weight doesn't bother me, as I tend to lean towards knives that have a feeling of solidity.
My only negative feeling about SS handles is their slickness. I think that the handle as it fits/feels in the hand is an extremely important aspect of knife quality/desirability. This is the interface between user and tool. If one can't feel either comfortable or more important secure that one's grip is solid, come what may, then the other factors of the knife are irrelevant. Best example I can give is a non-SS handle, the Timberline Wortac. I love the look of the knife, feel it very well made, and an effective design. Most people find it very ergonomic and comfortable for them. I just flat could not get a comfortable grip on the knife, no matter what. It was entirely useless for me. SInce the same maker designed the REKAT Carnivore handle and they looked very much the same, I discarded my firm plans to buy the Carnie.
So, I don't buy SS handles. Add any moisture to the equation, and I couldn't hold on to them.
My $.02 worth.