I think the walnut Player is nice. I assume, since they are on clearance, that you are getting a discount? Its hard to beat them for $225 or whatever they are going for. As for a merlot shoe, I recommend the shell Bradley. If you want the Daltons, now might be the time to pick them up in Chili ($299 in this color only). They also look good in dark brown or #8 shell.
Since the Player is discontinued and they are factory seconds, they told me $179. I'm the type of person who agonizes over new purchases... I don't really want the chili Dalton so I'll most likely end up getting those in dark chocolate. I'll sleep on it and either pull the trigger tomorrow morning, or just let the Players pass.