We were just going to go with the black panels until we took time to sit in for a while the week before our check out.
It just really looked odd sitting in that corner. There are the wood panels on the sitting side, the wood panels on the bathroom wall and the wood above and below. You don't really see the black from the stove/microwave while looking in the corner. The black just really stuck out like a sore thumb, to us. Plus the table and chairs are wood. So looking at it from the chairs or looking at while walking in from outside, BAM! there it is. LOL
If it had been stainless steel, it would not have looked quite as bad. Not that I wanted that headache on vacation. Love the look, but it can be a pain to keep clean at home.
We just felt it would look more cohesive to us if it had the wood panels.
Another thing that doesn't quite work well for us is the placement of the main light switches. Although this cannot be fixed and we will just have to get used to it. It probably won't be so bad when the trailer is outside, but inside the barn, it is pretty dark inside the trailer.
The old trailer - everything was on the wall facing you as soon as you walked it. It was easy to feel for the proper switches since they were also in the middle of all of them.
The new trailer, you have to walk inside and turn to the immediate left wall. Open the panel and then find the switches. They are in the lower left corner. Yet they have the fireplace/hot water switch outside the panel. Right were you would expect to find light switches on the wall. I understand that it made more sense for them to just stick it there on the units that had the fireplace instead of leaving a gap inside the panel box on those that don't. It is just awkward right now. We will get used to it. =)
Hoping it takes less than 10 days after completion for yours to get there. We share the same the weather, so we should both be getting out at the same time.