Whether you prefer images like this in color or B&W is a matter of taste. Your preferences can be developed by what you are used to seeing in the past as well as other things. I have no idea why or what you like. I even have a hard time deciding what I prefer.
There are several factors that cause me to go one way or the other, either color or B&W. One factor is consistency. If I am showing several pictures in one post I prefer them to be consistent, either of one color hue or all in B&W. Obviously, it is easier for me to maintain consistency if I do all of them in B&W.
Another factor is that some images look best in color, and others don’t. I think the above image works in either color or B&W.
Another factor that influences me is that I don’t know what to photograph and that I will photograph almost anything. What attracts me to photograph something is often just the light and shadows. By working in B&W I have better control over the processing and if I concentrate on light and shadows in B&W, it makes less of a difference as to what the actual object is.