I just picked up a new skirt in the middle of last season, so I'm not immediately shopping for a new one but when I am, I'll be looking at these skirts first.
I like the custom design thing going on. Good to see since I'm not really drawn to the original design, (sorry). I am also interested in the plain black option. Not every paddler is an attention whore who is interested in a wildly vivid design.
It brings to mind the quote attributed to Henry Ford talking about the model-T:
"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."
Only in this case, we can't get black. And along the same lines, look at the big-3 detroit car manufacturers. Their businesses are in the crapper because they ignored the buying public and insisted on making and selling what the big-3 wanted people to buy; and the people simply bought elsewhere.
That worked for Henry Ford since he was the only game in town, but as the big-3 have found out, that reasoning doesn't work unless you have a monopoly.
ps.... If I later choose the custom route, I'd like to see some Coop devil girls like the stickers I pasted on my original kayak helmet.
"So in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)