Personally I always chose silver before gold. To me silver is classy, golden is tacky.
That is, when it comes to the noble metals. When it comes to moments (and competitions) golden is it. I hope the year 2011, to come in only a few days, will bring many of those moments.
2010 has been an overall - with few golden highlights of course - dispiriting and little by little heartbreaking, for me and for others, near and far. May 2011 be a golden year. For all well-deserving beings (and to heck with the rest). Because that's how my weary, melancholy heart and my frustrated, raving mind feel.