As I said countless time that this suggestion simply is not suitable for vanilla survival. Just think about how much "dyed leather armor" is used when its the "weakest" armor in minecraft. The thing your saying about how wooden swords are useless in minecraft is true, as I didn't even craft a "wooden sword" and went straight to "stone sword". BUT this is only in "Vanilla Survival". This feature could be used in maps and servers, similar ways to how "dyed leather armor" are used. Plus, think about painting a stone-sword or a wooden-sword in real life. witch will be easier?
Okay, this is simply confusing to me. First off, it states nowhere in your original post that you thought it wasn't suitable for vanilla survival. Unless I've read this literally 5+ times and missed it, there's nothing fairly obvious stating this, whatsoever. As for the dyed leather armor thing, I can honestly say I have never seen nor heard of anyone bothering to use it, but that doesn't mean much.
To be honest, I simply view this as best made into a simple mod, so that people will have the choice for this being in the base game or not. I don't think it belongs, because if it's going to be a multiplayer option, then it will be in the base vanilla game as well, obviously. Your idea in and of itself would make a quick and easy mod, but to be in the base game just doesn't seem fitting / useful enough. As for the question of painting stone vs wood, I'm not even sure why I'm being asked that. .-. I wasn't trying to say you should be able to dye stone instead, I was just pointing out that not many people would use this feature seeing as wood is the worst sword you can make.
I am aware... If all you can do is keep attacking the same little bit of everything else I wrote, then you're being a bit defensive (if not unnecessarily rude with the sarcasm). I'm not trying to argue or force my point of view on you, so please don't do the same toward me. I know that's likely not your intention, but it's how it comes off. As I previously stated I'm ALL FOR aesthetics, however in my opinion I feel like this would be wasted time because not many people would bother using it. It seems much more fitting an optional mod than taking the time to put it in game where very few people would bother with it considering it's only wood. I'm not saying it HAS to have a use, but if it's not something that a fairly decent chunk of people feel like supporting, perhaps it's simply not worth taking the time to implement.
A bit about me, most of my delivery is intentionally flat. This is not meant to sound like I'm attacking or rude; but in most cases, the delivery is rather unpalatable. This is not an accident. If it sounds like I'm rude or sarcastic, I'm likely not; just ambivalent.
But, the point of this suggestion, and all suggestions for that matter, are a matter of discussion. Stating something is your point of view is great; but only as a springboard to further discussion. Knowing your point of view and rationale help establish your opinion; but gainsaying the entire thread with "I don't think others would use it" is, and no offense here, a bit short-sighted as it's impossible to know who would or would not use it. Perhaps you would never use it, which is fine. I never go to the nether, I also don't play survival (if I do play anymore). I excluded two entire scopes of content from my play. The problem is that eventually I'd also say "I don't play survival, this survival suggestion wouldn't affect anyone", or the like.
With that said, instead of simply stating an opinion; tell us how (if possible) you'd like to see the suggestion altered to where you would see inclusion into Minecraft.