I love open carry. I could care less about whether or not it gives up some sort of advantage over concealment; whether it scares people, or whether it is smart or not. Open carry is comfortable.
In Virginia it's pretty common, and is probably the best example of any state on how it's not a big deal. There is more to it than that, and SailorCurt runs it aground with this post on a comment that he made on the subject. It's a quick read that fleshes out precisely how I feel about the rest.