Lol, that makes sense. The way everyone talks about the record Monza you would have thought it was the cat's meow. Good to know, I will keep my stock exhaust then, quiet when it needs to be and just loud enough under a load
Personally, I love my Record Monza; my neighbours not so much (as it competes with the barking dogs and Harley's). I find it's relatively tame when you drive it tame, and lively when you're lively.
A person honestly has to drive one to understand how it sounds in different driving conditions. To me, the distinction doesn't come across well in video. I would also say that when I first start it in the garage, it runs loud for about a minute or so, but once it warms up it quiets down and behaves somewhat conservatively until I aggressively attack the go pedal. Then it growls like a demon. But the best part is the burbling noise it makes when you back off the throttle. The Record Monza came stock on the 500 Abarth model (which is what I upgraded from), and that RM sound what I was expecting when I took delivery of the 124 Spider Abarth. My first reaction when I started it up at the dealer was "what the heck is wrong with the exhaust on this thing?". I think Ferrari did an incredible job on the design of the exhaust system, as they designed it for the Abarth line when Ferrari was still part of the Fiat family.
But I get it. Not everyone wants a more aggressive exhaust note, no matter how good it sounds. Like taste, sound is, in this case, in the ear of the beholder. Perception is everything. So long as you like what you have, that's truly what counts. IMHO