I agree. It isn't cheap. Honestly, I suggest you go high-performance halogen (Hella, Piaa, etc) over HID. But like I said, I won't attack you on a forum for what you do, and in the end it's what you wanna do to make your car stand out from the crowd :)
2001 Ford Focus SE, Black - R.I.P.
2001 Ford Focus ZTS, Silver - Hella Dual-Projector Headlamps Painted, Morimoto 5000k 35w H9 kit, eBay CAI