Gordon, that black one just looks incredible!!!
Congratulations on scoring both!
Buzzbait, I think maybe go to stage 1 (bands and bezel) then see how you like it? I can picture it already, and like the coments I've made elsewhere, I always thought the stick 6900 had one too many colours on the face. Including LCD segments. You should have stuck with two colours or none for the LCD and no more than two for the faceplate/bezel combo. So I think the bezel/band change will look great.
Good luck with what ever stage you settle with!