I hate black and white
I did have one recently that needed to be converted. It was a far-ish away shot of a guy leading a horse. Really nice photo, but the guy was wearing pink pants. Took alot away from the photo. Looks good in b&w.
Oh, I know what you mean. B&W and sepia can both be lovely. On the right images, with the right levels. The candid shot of Uncle Jim accidentally shooting milk out his nose at the family Memorial Day picnic stands a very good chance of not being that image.
Actually, black and white is a great means of expression and can be very aesthetic. It just depends on how you use these two colors. When you're using black and white, all elements of art still apply. You can use more black to make a drawing dramatic. I cold list countless examples of master works that only use black and white.