the escutcheon fight
DH claims it's a lot easier to install a faucet with an escutcheon because "they're already put together when you buy them". He says a deck mounted faucet comes with a lot of "little fiddly parts" that are difficult to manage. He put together one of these faucets for our bathroom 16 years ago and freaks out at the idea of no escutcheon for our new kitchen faucet. He said "You can get any faucet you want, EXCEPT one of those". This has been an ongoing argument, because of course, I want "one of those". One less layer to clean around, in my opinion. What's your experiencei installing this type of faucet?