Do you mean to say not everyone would want or enjoy MFT?
In Canada, there's only one ST trim, which has HIDs standard. I agree with everything you've said. I still think the parts themselves are overpriced. Perhaps they'll come down a bit when production shortages are done, but I sure wouldn't hold my breath.
I think Craig's retrofit is a great alternative, done very well. It's a shame the headlights are so hard to open up compared with previous vehicles.