If three designs are shown to a client, your least favorite will be chosen.
If two designs are shown, a third will be requested. If provided, then one of the first two will be chosen.
Hey… I know this sound… it is the sound of webdevelopment reality. The trick though, is not to consider it a problem but as a challenge of skills. I know that it can bequite frustrating, but in the end you go home, and your customer has a site that could have been much better.
There are some true remarks here: Murphy’s graphic design laws