Originally Posted by Strix
You are right that it is your car and your choice. I normally wouldn't have said anything, but you did ask for opinions.
My point is... it might be your car to do with as you wish, but you have to share the road with others... and you are impeding their ability to drive safely when you lessen your own vehicle's visibility. Remember that if someone happens to rear-end you in the rain... it won't be entirely their fault.
I understand your concern, I was going through the same thought process before I did mine. But, to be fair, mine are as dark as his and my light output is still great;