Now for my regular exercise ( swimming against the tide )
Perhaps it is because I only recently escaped, but "white" makes me think of straitjackets, institutional corridors, orderlies and plain as can be appliances.
Cutesy colors make me think of the previously mentioned "Hello Kitty"/"Gangnam Style" consumer level.
IMO, black, with crisply engraved contrasting lettering/scales/etc., says "serious instrument".
Not least of my objections is the glaring-object-in-your-face I posted about before.
Damn this mud, …can't move my feet!
(P.S. - I'm not fond of pink pistol grips, either,.. WTF, grumble, mumble, …fade out with shaking jowls and frown.)