The family has spoken. They like the clean look of the new fridge without my precious magnets all over it.
So, a compromise was reached. I have moved my magnets on to the side of the fridge, where they're not seen unless you're actually working in the kitchen.
I couldn't just give them up after all - they're precious mementos of my/our travels, and they make me happy.
And I'll confess ... the kitchen does look a lot less cluttered ... but I'll just keep that to myself :-)