You come across as one odd duck to be honest. "100's" of ball set designs??? Seriously??? Think you may a have a bit of a issue personally but if a man likes his balls,well, go for it.You just had to recruit ole Willie into this one didn’t you?! And he would certainly be on your side.
Speaking of sides - just for the AZB record, I never did take sides in this whole Traditional vs Black ball set fun.....my crafty and wily approach is to share and offer possibilities. I happen to love every bit of the game and play 100’s of ball set designs and styles throughout a given year. Sure, I have my favorites. And, you can safely bet your gold coins, that my day to day favorite set is very CLOSE to traditional colors. No swapping numbers and colors.
I just can’t come to call any ball set fugly or turds. It isn’t in me
How about this one: we play CHESS on the table with a unique ball set while simultaneously playing Chess on the table-side board. While I’m on the table taking my one shot, you make your move on the board. And vice versa. A win win.
You bring the Staunton pieces. All I have is: