Originally Posted by kscherer
One big problem with white is that it shows dirt and stains quite readily.
That's so that everyone cleans it more often.
I honestly also believe that it's a side effect of the iPods' mirror-and-ice finish that people are more careful with them than with other music players.
I've had people say that the carbon fiber spoiler/wing on my car makes it look "ricey", as in tasteless riceburner car fashion. Imagine a riced-out carbon fiber Powerbook.
Carbon fiber does look awesome as a texture, though... but it's electrically conductive, too.