Leather looks nice, and not as 'boring' as most wholecuts.
However, in general I do find wholecuts a bit 'blobby' and uninteresting at times. I've had a few and they never seem to stay long. I have a Carmina wholecut in alligator that may hang around a bit longer, possibly the skin gives it a bit of surface interest. I was going to go for a St C Simply for the RMCH charity shoe but am afraid that it'll get a bit boring after a while.