Thank you everyone for your thoughtful and informative replies. I really liked what everyone had to say and I am obviously still unsure.
One thing is for certain and that is I believe temperament and health are definitely the top of my priority list. I have not gone to see any of the pups yet as they are almost 10 hours away from where I am but I have the feeling once I do go see her I will fall in love.
I always make the best of any situation I have, its the kind of person I have, but as it is still in my control now I obviously am scrutinizing every thought. In the end, whatever decision I make will be my own and it will have been the right decision. Everything leading up to it is where it is eh...
Some of you say that if I want x and y puppy I should get what I want but I don't know if its that simple. Even though we can essentially pick whatever kind of dog we want its almost like having a kid and I feel we should love it for whatever color/type it is.
I think this thread was more of a channel to express myself to some other dog owners.
On the pros, the puppy parents are super dogs that have proven great litters before and are healthy as can be. their temperaments are perfect for me and so have their litters.. The breeder is greatly reviewed and has been amazing with all questions I have asked.
On the cons, I am afraid that when the puppy gets older people will think because its a big dark black dog that it is scary. from what I can tell in photos the multi-color/sable GS's are more defined with their features. I've never seen a full black german shepherd in the flesh.
Things to consider:
I already have put a multi-hundred dollar deposit that I could lose if I choose not to take the puppy (I signed an agreement that didnt have color could not be a determining factor)
I believe the summer would be a great time to raise a new puppy
I believe I will love whatever I am presented with because it will be mine