I found this thread late and while I've owned Tibor/Abel/Charlton/Ross/Galvan/Seamaster/Islander/Hatch/etc/etc., It looks like the choice has been made so I'll sit over here with my mouth shut and hope you are happy with your choice
Thanks Trevor. So glad you approve. Shilton's slogan is pretty good I think. I wasn't aware of the additional finish options. I think I would have gone for the silver/titanium regardless--to me it's "the" Shilton look, won't show any scratches as easily and looks great on the Exocett--but will need to investigate.
WNC, Where did you buy the reel? I see that Flymen is a US distributor and Flymen is associated with quite a few fly shops around the country including one in NE Pennsylvania. I checked Shilton's website and don't see color options other than Black and Silver/Titanium .... I'm sure they would be interesting. However the silver/titanium reel looks awesome! Good luck with the reel.