I personally prefer chrome to black bodies. Not only does chrome wear better than black paint, chrome reflects heat along with light. I never understood Canon's philosophy of painting their L-series telephotos a light grey to reflect heat and then only offering their top cameras in black. Ever been out in the sun for a couple of hours with your Canon EOS and L-series telephoto on a tripod? The lens will be relatively cool while the camera will burn you to the touch.
These days, black camera bodies dominate. So does plastic. Taking an inventory of all my cameras, I only have one that's real chrome--a Leica M6. The EOS Rebel doesn't count, being fake-chrome plastic.