I'm a bit worried that people will not enjoy working with black. I can't imagine an entire quilt full of just black. As a background color though, for a collection of bright colored scraps, I think it sparkles. I've seen lots of great quilts with black and white showing off a splash of bright red or hot pink or lime green. If it still doesn't speak to you, think of black as a full range from morning dusk to charcoal and ending with midnight. As for me, I'm going to try to empty out the jar of "dark" and add another block to my Scrapphappy square collection. Maybe I'll throw in some orange and purple to get a head start of Halloween? I guess time will tell.