I suppose its what we see most of. Color is contemporary while black and white is from the good ole days. Once a pic is black and white it becomes eternal. Could have been shot yesterday or a hundred years ago. While a color pic we usually think of as being a recent shot. I usually prefer color but in cases where color isnt important I certainly love a good black and white. By the way, I think I prefer your black and white shot too. Lots of detail with many shades of gray.