I have a Patagonia Houdini in Clementine orange and got a great deal on it. The only Patagonia gear that I own. I love it. I really wanted a windshirt and I did a lot of research on what to get based on weight, fit, breatheability, comfort, quality, construction, etc. But I forgot to consider the most important factor: what color should I get and what will other backcountry users think of me and my windshirt, if I pick a color they don't like, in that 1-15 (15 if if you like to chat, 1 minute if you don't) minutes you see me when we pass. I'm still trying to figure out which is more vain, that someone would wear a piece of gear to get noticed, or that you think someone so wants your attention, that they would wear a piece of gear just to try to impress you. Personally, if I was worried about what someone thought of the way I looked, I'd first ditch the goofy looking sun hat. But that isn't happening either.
So wear whatever you want. If I find it that offensive, I'll close my eyes for a minute.
@clay "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Whenever someone tells me that at work, I tell them that used to be true but in the modern, modular times, the squeaky wheel gets replaced. :)