The old shower matched the lovely mauve and cream cultured marble of the countertop complete with matching brass fixtures/doors. Who wouldn't want to keep that?
Oddly (at least in my opinion), it is relatively the same cost to throw in a pre-fab shower as it is to hire someone to tile it. So of course I went with the tile option.
This isn't unlike writing a book. I just wish I could write one in two weeks rather than years and years. It takes way more preparation and work than I imagine. But I hope the stories turn out just as lovely after I put in the work.