I love the look of hand scraped hardwood. It has this combination of elegance and rusticity, and in a room with good light the detail is amazing.
I was at my brother-in-law's house and they just put in a section of engineered hardwood with a hand scraped finish. I was drooling over it when he dropped the bomb... it was under $3 per square foot.
And self installed. My brother-in-law is very talented, just because he can do it, doesn't mean we can... but he popped a piece out to show me it clicked together. CLICKED- no nails, no glue... just laid it over the old floor.
It is real wood so doesn't have the spongy feel or fake look of pergo, and sells for $2.98 at Home Depot.