Thank you! I think so too, if I do say so myself.
To be honest, until I brought him home, I didn't really realize how pretty he was. I knew I liked his color, but I didn't realize how pretty his fins were, because he was in one of those little cups so he couldn't spread out too much, and I hadn't really paid that much attention to it.
Also, my purpose in getting a fish that day was simply to get something live to keep my cat "occupied" during the day while I was at work, so I wasn't really putting much thought into picking out a Betta. In fact, I thought I was going to buy a goldfish when I first went there.
Of course, now that I have him, I really love him. I bought him a Nana plant today. For a while, my cat got kind of jealous of the time I was spending on him, doing water changes, etc.