I don't care for the gold at all, but the space gray looks okay in my book. I love the rounded edges! I'll likely start out with a leather case, too, so the back of the phone is largely irrelevant to me as well. I do wish the space gray was a bit darker though.
I must say that I quite like it, front to back. I see a lot of people complaining about the lines and the protruding camera but those don't bother me. This is all subjective talk, but it's rare that Apple releases a product that's "ugly" IMO. I can't tell from the looks of it, but I'm guessing the back is a matte finish instead of gloss, which I'm very happy to see.
I like the new design. The Space Grey definitely looks really sleek but I currently have a Space Grey 5s. I plan on buying a gold 6 Plus and I am really excited. And this is the first year that my husband decided to get the new model phone so he will be getting the Space Grey 6.
Yep. The antenna bands were ugly before the launch, and they're ugly still. (I was never a huge fan of the 5's glass panels either, but who'd have thought they'd find a way to make it look even worse?) A shame, because in other respects, it looks good. Anyway, I'll be buying one and sticking a case on it (which also fixes the protruding camera), so I voted 'meh'.