I'd say "vote" but it's not really up to anyone but us, so whats the point, right? I would be interested to hear what you think though!
Our kitchen is coming along nicely for the upper cabinet part - which is all going to be open shelving (microwave above the oven, awaiting install - stainless steel to match the new dishwasher, and the fridge and stove we have not yet purchased)
The "look" we are going for is somewhat industrial and mis-matched, while being cohesive. So keeping that in mind, we want the shelving area to look clean and open, seeing as all the things on the shelves will add "clutter" and we don't want that!
It's been a slow process, but hey, it's coming together!! The area off to the left of the "grey" shelves will be floor to ceiling shelving at varying heights for coffee maker, toaster, mixmaster, etc. The piping is installed but I didn't put any fake shelves up over there.