Personally, I like "basic black", too, though when I finally get an AR there is a certain temptation for putting some anodized purple someplace. :-)
The funny thing is, "pink for girls" didn't become custom until the 1940s, and a 1918 apparel industry trade publication actually wrote that "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl."
Off topic a bit, I know, but the curious will find http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-c...ring-Pink.html
an interesting read
Tammy (in Santa Barbara County)
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." ~ Amelia Earhart
"Experience is what allows you to recognize a mistake the second time you make it." ~ Unknown