Originally Posted by 1320fastback
I couldn't disagree more. Respectively.
The Piaggio to me looks like a bulbous whale with stubby little wings.
When landing gear is down it also looks a little hokey.
Where as the Starship is a sleek Ray with beautiful Delta wing.
Also not having the T tail adds to the appeal.
Luckily tastes differ.
The Piaggio Avanti was much better selling and I guess looks/appearance played a role there too. The Avanti even made it into a mass produced RC model, because it was considered attractive by many modelers.