you are right... you have some folks that will show some white dial love, but the vast majority is black dial love. For me, the white dial historic models just don't look right to me, particularly the white dialed Base. Unlike the 112 (or whatever number it is now), the white dialed base just falls flat for me. I think the white dialed models look much better as chronographs. I would definately consider a white dialed Daylight!
Anyway, buy what you like!