Since I bought my bike I'd wanted it to be black. I wasn't sure what type but, like yours, figured it would be the shiny version. Shortly after I got it I saw a car that had been done in the satin. It was a nice job, not the usual crappy looking flat black you see (or whatever that is that they use for the pseudo-carbon fiber hood look?).
I went to English paints and they showed me a version that looked pretty close to what I'd seen, can't remember what they called it. But I put off changing the paint for a while.
When I saw Marc's I thought "Yes, that's exactly what I'd pictured, and damn that looks nice!".
But now I've waited so long I'll just be a follower in the crowd....