I think that these badge arguments only bug people that know their cars.
My nan couldn't care less if she had a GTi badge on her mercedes.. or an AMG badge on her non-AMG car.
I have an SE model. It is de-badged.
Should/do I care if someone thinks its a 318? Nope.
Should/do I care if someone thinks its a 335? Nope.
Everyone is different