I don't mind either way. Between expert players White has a slight advantage but experts know how to equalise. Between amateurs the advantage is greater, but if one player is significantly better than the other it won't really matter what colour they start with.
In confess, I never learned to play chess. But I do usually pick the red checkers. :)
We always choose by luck. One person puts a pawn of each color behind their back and switches hands. They bring the their hands forward with a pawn in each one and the opponent picks a hand. Whatever color they pick is what they play.