Should have disassembled the phone first and removed buttons before grinding, then polish surface. Still salvageable (workability) if they disassembled and replaced buttons. Overall, I like the look; reminiscent of the iPhone 4/original iphone. And, unlike other similar mod jobs, they were able to retain the lettering in the back, and the band gaps match the black glass. Sent from my iPhone 5.
When all of the "scuffgate" stuff started happening, I wondered to myself why Apple bothers coloring the aluminum. Seems like the white iP5 is pretty close and looks great, especially sitting next to a MacBook.
It would look nicer if there hadn't been huge amounts of the phone removed as well. Looks as though the chamfered edges are for naught, and the buttons/toggles are all ground down. 10 for the idea, 6 for execution.
all in all, if apple had released this as a color option, I think I'd buy it.