Funny - yeah wanted Black Forest Pearl but none to be had apparently anywhere in the US, didn't want to wait for it (who knows the timing given the plant shutdown), and didn't want plain old black/white/silver/steel (apologies to those of you who like those colors). And yes, I am over in Maple Grove (from Chicago originally tho).
I AM actually upgrading from a 2012 Pilot - thus the username (although my son is at UND studying to become a drone pilot/commercial pilot). Reason for the switch - was jealous of some of the newer features on my wife's 2018 CR-V (keyless entry/walkaway lock/LED headlights/Android Auto/etc.) and felt like upgrading, did not want/need the 3rd row seat (never did but the Pilot was the only choice back in 2012 when I converted from a Tahoe), and we wanted to give the Pilot to our son (again, who is coincidentally now an actual Pilot) so he had something with AWD/better safety features/etc. to be driving around up at frozen UND. Also thought overall a more versatile car than the Pilot as I do occasionally go on some gravel/dirt roads in northern MN.