This is a bit overdue, but since the hardwood will appear in most of the house posts, I thought it deserved it's own post.
Hardwood wasn't in our original plans, but then we found some at a good rate and decided that it was the best option for us. It lasts longer than carpet, and would provide continuity throughout the house since it could be put in the living room, kitchen, hallway and sunroom. Otherwise, we would have had different flooring in all of those areas, plus different carpet in the bedroom.
We weren't sure whether we would have to paint the pocket doors (but really didn't want to), and it turns out that the flooring looks great with them! So the brown can stay!
Overall we are really happy with the floors. They are fairly classic and should look good for years to come, but they are modern at the same time. Every scratch and dent is still bothering me and I can't wait til the time when it doesn't!