The actual values of NMDS axes are essentially arbitrary, as I understand them - there's no meaning to be gained from a value of 1 or 100 or 10,000. In keeping with good design principles should I drop the axis text and background grid and just include the zero-lines for each axis? Or is there something I'm missing that can be gleaned from keeping the actual values? The plot with no values (other than 0) actually looks a little too empty to me.

With axis text and background grid:

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