I am recently embracing it, with a twist. This week, I had my hairdresser highlight and tone my hair, so that we could blur the line of demarcation between old color and new growth. Seeing those toned (grayish-cast) highlights in my new growth makes me look so forward for things to come.
Since I'm not as gray as I had hoped, I believe that when I lose most of my old color (which may take a year and a half), I will want to continue to highlight with some toned platinum in front.
So I'm not a purist, but I'm a wanna-be!