yes you get a couple special traits, they are just complaining about the appearance, not any of the Borg effectiveness.
p.s. my borg enjoys his bulky non-meshing external eye attachment with accompanying tin can **** around his head..... and infected ear
Well, didn't seven of nine have all her implants removed when she un-borged? I'm not totally sure I'd want a fully wired borg flying around in federation space. What if the other borg missed him and started sending messages to his antennae?