Yeah, it does stand out! I like the way you positioned all those palettes together, ycc! The very dark (near black) is at the upper left... and the very light (near white) is at the bottom right. It's like they're having an argument and went to opposite corners of a room :-p
Thank you! I love that you remind me of these older palettes - I noticed different things looking at the RC palettes of that day... This one is the only "contrasting gradient" submitted that day - kinda stands out
That sofa got a damn good burning!