We don't see the world in black and white, we see colors! Lots and lots of colors. And although I really appreciate the joyful feeling I get when I edit a photo that is just 'popping' with different colors, I must say that I absolutely LOVE my black and white edits.
Why, you say? Well, to me it's simple: Black/white photos bring out emotions in a different, and perhaps better, way than a color photo does; it makes the moment 'stand still'; it grasps you; it's got more clarity; it tells a story deeper and more dramatic than a color photo.
This edit also makes the picture seem timeless, which is a big part of my photography style.