Would I prefer a handsome, clean engine without a plastic cover? Yes.
Do I care how it looks if it performs well and is trouble free? Not really.
I think the Hurricane is going to replace most V8s for Dodge and Ram. They’ll likely keep a V8 for the Hellcat and TRX if they’re not discontinued. Then there is that Dodge electric car coming up. We could see a healthy variety of engine options in the future.