Yes, my black Stella actually has brushed silver hardware but I'm just not sure which season/year it's from. I think I remember Thithi saying it was 2003 but I could be wrong.
I have to go wash 2 large filthy hairy dogs and then go to the gym but I will post a pic later. The scratches just seem to jump out way more in contrast to the brushed texture, its sort of like "HI here I am a big shiny scratch in this sea of mellow muted mattness!"^ really? that's surprising. i would've been one of the people who thought that the brushed hw would be virtually scratch proof or at least hide it better. huh.