Rainbows and diamond plates belong in children's books.
Well put. Sig should stop with that marketing tactic and get back to basics. That said, I do own a reverse-twotone Sig 1911.
I don't particularly like the "New Age" finishes either-but some apparently do. However, as evidenced by your post, you can get more "traditional" finishes from Sig-as you did. I see nothing wrong with offering choices to the consumer, especially when it comes to something as subjective in nature as types of finishes.