@AmericanWorkMule, I was living this exact conundrum 6 weeks ago. The picture is probably much lighter/paler than reality. But you really shouldn't pick your finishes, especially colors, by picture. For the amount of money you're spending, get the samples sent to you. Better yet, if you're able, get yourself to Bremen, if even for a day. I did it, was able to touch and feel everything. It makes choosing your spec so much easier. And it's amazing fun too, to get the tour, meet the guys, all of it. You've got many, many months - might as well immerse yourself.