After spending way too long trying different render options for an animated, looping GIF in PS, I finally discovered (from searching google and looking around in old, random forums) that saving with the preset "GIF 128 dithered" in the "save for web mode" saved the colors / quality properly.
Why isn't there a solution that is more talked about? Is this preset a solution most designers use? What are your experiences saving GIFs? Is there another software other than photoshop you use to render a small looping GIFs?