I think that red soil is such an amazing, and often underappreciated thing. Sure it can be hard to garden with, and it stains like crazy, but think about all the uses of red soil.
Clay, for instance. Think about how many beautiful clay pieces are only possible because of the existence of red soil; not to mention bricks and other clay building materials.
Red soil can be used to make true works of art as well -- just look at some of the gorgeous Chinese Chaozhou pottery made from red clay.
It has this unique patina and shine that you really can't find anywhere else in the world; and it is this bright, almost fire engine red in some cases without being painted or dyed.
Anyway, I just wanted to bring a little more appreciation to this type of soil profile, because I think that it catches a lot of flak. So the next time you get frustrated when your boots turn red from the clay, just think about all the wonderful uses of red soil -- it truly is a gift of mother nature.