Nicholas Bodley wrote:

>One thing I consider blatantly dumb is adding diacritical marks (correct
>term? Sorry; should know) for their decorative appearance, as, for
>instance, in Mötley Crüe,

What is wrong with using characters or fragments as decorative elements?
Virtually all English in marketing material and fashion in Asia is of
this nature. Virtually all use of Han characters in the wider public in
the US is also of this nature.