I don't see anything wrong with a rubbed finish (or let's say hand applied), oil, or Tung Oil... I really don't like the feel of Nitro on my skin when I start sweating. I've done all three types, nitro, oil, and Tung Oil on the latest. You can get it quite like a sprayed finish with micro-mesh sanding and a bit of buffing. And it's alot friendlier to the planet
at least minus all the high dollar spray booths etc...
Here's a link to the one just finished with Tung Oil
(edit)Oh, and after the experience of the last "Tung Oil" finish, I'd definately use a grain filler of some sort... it'll save you quite a few coats, trying to fill it with finish.