I have the Dark Graphite with CB interior (ceramic controls too) and I think it looks awesome. I have received a lot of compliments on it actually. I don't think i would have liked it as much with the ceramic controls but from the driver seat it's such a clean look through and through. Something warm about brown to me vs. the "coldness" of black and/or gray based interiors. For instance, I just cannot stand the oyster combination - it's probably my least favorite of the BMW interior options.
As you said though, everyone has their own tastes