I think it also stands to reason that there are going to be those who just dont like the way the projector headlights perform. I have had factory vehicles with OEM projectors... BMW, a prowler, Viper, Acura, etc. Some good, some OK, some wondered why they even bothered.
Obviously the lower you are to the ground the more difficult the problem is with being able to see regardless of what setup you use. I have driven a semi with only 2 - 7 inch round sealed halogens that put out better light than most of the cars I have owned simply because they were at least another foot off the ground.
anyway back to the SRT...
If you actually use the OEM headlight and an HID setup aimed at the road right then your light output will be better than stock. If you use aftermarket replacement headlights with HIDs then you will probly get scattered light output and it will still suck. I had this experience since the previous owner of my SRT bought cheapo china look a likes as replacements and the light output looked like a freakin "W", no cutoff, no beam to really speak of at all, crap crap crap, I was like WTF is wrong with my headlights? China junk! Got a set of actually OEMs and now there is an actual beam and cutoff. Added a good set of HIDs, 6K, and I havent been brightlighted not once in over 6 months of driving it since installed. And here in the DFW area people are quick with that flash handle and their car horns, so I know I am not offended many if any at all so whatever. At least I can see whats in front of me.
And the cost of the HID kit was less than a pair of SilverStars...
but in all fairness, now that I have the aftermarket set left laying around, I might at some point try a retro on them. But for now, ricer or not, the HIDs are just better than stock.
2003 SRT-4 - all stock