Personally I don't mind the HID's. True they are bright but they dont seem to bother me, regular halogen lights that are bright affect me more than any HID that I have encountered. Even though I wish that my vehical had them they seem to be an expensive feature especially when they need a repair. I'll just stick with my Silverstars.
Ahem - you forgot the added speed advantage and a 65% less headlight fluid consumption. <_<
Bothersome. That's all i can say. Dim yellow lights on every other car. But then i have to squint as some acura with HID's rolls by. It seems like a pale blue - then as my retnas fry - they glow almost pure white - all while i'm trying to drive.
It's ok as long as the truck/suv behind you isn't aiming into your mirrors at eye level. I live on a hill so I do get blinded for a split second or two from oncoming cars on certain inclines, but it's usually not too bad.
The problem I have are with those blueish ones that contrast with everyone elses lights and especially ANY bright headlights with misaligned beams....
Import drivers are notorious for that last offense.