Let's face it, nobody goes to the football to watch a well-time spoil or teams chipping around in the back half.
No, it's the game's spearheads that have always had the turnstiles ticking, with names like Lockett, Dunstall, Ablett, Modra, Lloyd and Carey sending crowds into raptures.
In recent times, the ilk of Franklin, Roughead, Hawkins, Curnow and a pair of Riewoldts have taken the baton and run, each making a name for splitting the big sticks on a regular basis.
But while Curnow took home his second Coleman after booting 78 goals during the home and away season, the big Blue's conversation rate did not lead the league.
In fact, the 26-year-old is converting at a career rate of 63 per cent entering the finals, a figure south of the league's sharpest shooters.
In reverse order, here are the eight most accurate goalkickers currently plying their trade in the AFL.
DISCLAIMER: Only players who had taken 50 or more shots in official AFL games were considered.
Career scores - 134.63
Accuracy - 68.02%
While still playing second fiddle to his bearded brother-in-arms Charlie Dixon, Marshall is the future of Port's forward line.
And though it would take the baby-faced assassin until his fifth season at Alberton before kicking 20 or more goals, Marshall has slotted more goals than behinds in six of his seven seasons in silver, teal, black and white.