I'm not a huge fan of most of Mapex's finishes. They're all actually really nice, just not my thing. Great drums though. I think it's a little strange that the color is the only thing holding you back from ordering some though... you could always wrap it to your liking.
I'm not a fan of Mapex's finishes either. They have only one that I like, the Black Cherry Sparkle in the Saturn line. Their Green Apple Fade has to be one the ugliest finishes I've ever seen. Their lack of nice finishes prevents me form ever buying their product.