Personally I don't get what the big deal is with the "flat black" look. It's just another color choice that happens to be the "in style" look at the moment. It looks no better or no worse than the standard chrome look. Why is everyone drooling over it so much?
I do like chrome. I've noticed that among Thruxton owners, the blacked-out look is very popular. Personally, I think adding some chrome to mine will really compliment the yellow.
As for the Storm, when you see it in person, it is really well done! Another cool variance is the twin headlights. I think it looks great on that bike!