I guess I am a little picky. I've bought the $5 albums at M's and they're all different colors and now I have regrets. Lesson learned. My kids' 8.5x11 three ring albums are different styles but they're all black and I'm happy with them. I will make a point to go to HL when they have 50% off sales so I can pick up some black 12x12 three ring albums and move my layouts over to them.
michaels had black 12x12 on the sale, it’s all I bought
I'm not that picky. I have CM albums, post bound, cloth, and WRMK (plain and patterned. The only thing I am picky about is making sure that the "volumes" of a particular series match. For example, if a year of layouts or a trip spills over into more than one album then I like those albums to be the same. That way they are easily identified as being part of the same series. One day I might regret not being more matchy-matchy, but I have fallen in love with too many albums and like the variety.