... God forbid the day my plastics break I may follow your lead.
I'm not sure why, but there seems to be a fairly common misconception that the painted body parts on these bikes is expensive... the truth is that OEM plastics are very inexpensive for the 250R's, particularly compared to the prices of body panels for the bigger CBR's.
As for the whole idea of trying to turn a CBR250R into a 'naked' or 'street fighter' looking bike, to each there own. I've only seen one example where it turned out to be a really good looking result, and that was due to the owner going all out and painstakingly fabricating custom side and fuel tank filler panels and an upper cowl out of fiberglass (somewhat similar in appearance to the look of the Honda CB300F plastics).
That said, most efforts by owners to turn their 250R's into a naked bike largely fail, in that the result is less of a "naked bike" look, and more the look of a sport bike that is simply missing most of its original body work. As if a mechanic were test riding the bike to make sure everything is right before installing the side cowls & fairings back on.
Like I said, to each their own... it's your bike to do with as you see fit. For myself, I much prefer the look of the CBR250R with all of its OEM body work intact. IMHO, Honda designers got it right from the start.