I agree. When I was growing up black rims meant that you could not afford hubcaps. I just just cant get past that. I see black rims on a car and my mind automatically thinks cheap.To me, it looks like the car has steelies.
It is hard to justify spending hundreds/thousands on something unless it makes a crazy difference.I think these would look nice if the middle shined silver remained, and just do the gray in more of a flat black.
P.S. I am having a hard time finding wheels that look better than the stock sport 18".