I have a DOT modular I really like (no face shield on it right now, though...hinges broke and I haven't replaced them yet--I kind of like it with sunglasses & no shield--no fogging!
) Also have a DOT 1/2 I wear sometimes. I have lived in states where it's required (like now here in WA) and others where it's not, but I always
wear one or the other by my choice
. I just have to think of a block of cheese on a cheese grater, and that image makes wearing a helmet & leather jacket seem like not too much of a burden.
BUT...I don't think there should be laws requiring me to. I don't want the Gubmint to tell me what to wear, where to smoke, how much salt I can eat, where I can buy a drink, what I "should" say or how to raise my kid. Just fix the damn interstates and protect the borders & leave me the Hell alone.