I guess you love Panerais or you don't. I'm not sure how useful they are if, like me, you only have a couple of watches and aren't about to go on a Frilly-esque spree. But after today I can say one thing: I get it. If I had a handful of nice dressier watches and maybe something more conventionally sporty (like your Speedy!), I could see space for something this fun. They're very charismatic, if not exactly classy.
Pannys are not for everybody perhaps, and it took me quite a while to "get it" myself.... but now I really can't see NOT having at least one in my collection (if I can call it a collection).