I appreciate all of you who voted in my big rug decision. I did take in all your advise, but chose to go with something else entirely. I wanted a wool rug, not polypropylene or acrylic... and I didn't want to pay too much, either. So I found one on Overstock that I love, even though I can't run my fingers through it or see the true colors in person. Here it is:
I'll keep the polls going next time I have a big decision. It's fun to get your input!