We went with the 30 year architectural in something like Hampton brown - maybe not Hampton, but that's the impression the name gave. The installation was a nightmare involving many miscommunications and lazy/sloppy work (the yard is out of control in the pictures because the roofers left thousands of nails in the yard making it super dangerous to mow). Mr. Palindrome will probably blog in more detail about it, but now that it's done, I can't help but admire the beauty.
For a quick memory jog, here's the before:
The architectural shingles are so much more dynamic and the extra 5 years of life made the price difference negligible.
Is your house ready for a new roof? I'm thankful we won't have to go through it again for another 3 decades!
*PS: Thanks to my friend Aimee for the great pictures!