I think color on a new car is a big deal. But I've never worried about color on a used car, especially something more than 5 years old. Its more about the condition and price. ...Assuming it is not some outrageous paint job. Supposedly that is why silver is such a popular color--conservative...
I read Finding Everett Ruess a few years back. I recommend looking into books by Craig Childs if you liked it. Not the same history of a single person, but a people. Maybe his book "House of Rain" as a primer, or "The Secret Knowledge of Water."
Just one other comment to incite confusion.
I've had a used Jason cap on my 2005 F150 for nearly a decade. Its the Pace model. I've been happy with it. Its very basic. The sticker says it was made in 2004.
It looks like they have a fair product line.
Finding knowledgeable and dedicated employees in person at outfitter shops is now a scarcity. And it will be for the foreseeable future. I think the way now, for better or worse, is the internet.
The unexperienced consumer has to find the information somewhere online. Then you have to vet that...