Here is one for RE Crouse I did in two minutes with The Logo Creator from Laughingbird Software. I think the program is like $35.
Yes that is one of the software titles I had mentioned, there are nearly 7-8 different versions of laughingbird's logo creator a spiritual one, a sports themed one blah blah blah.. the list goes on, or you can buy the "MEGA PACK" for around $200. I don't spend much time creating the logos you see on here, and yes your correct about color choices, but in order to correctly choose the color/theme/images, it's a process of determining exactly what they want their buisness to portray and who exactly is their marketing audience. ALSO by the increasing population which is colorblind one must take that into effect, there's so many variables that you could take into perspective and consideration but I ultimatly decide on a logo that just "looks good to me".