I bought the soho berry flap b/c of the berry color AND the nickel hardware! I wear white gold/platinum jewelry all of the time, so most of my bags' hardware clashes with me also (admat97-I'm with ya!!). I too would love more silver hardware for sure!!!
I agree..... I am so not a fan of brass. I own bags with it now because I had no other option on a bag I HAD TO HAVE so I live. It bugs me though!!! I want shiny nickel, I want dark pewter, I want anything but brass!
silver makes a lot of bags look cheap, so I can see why they don't use it a whole lot. Some bags, I agree, would look fab with silver. The Lily would be gorgeous with silver. Also, gold is in right now, so of course being a fashion forward brand, they're going to use it more.