I do have to agree with you on the "not enough contrast" bit. I do love black and matte rims, but yes, if it's hardly noticeable (especially on a dark car), then it would feel like a waste. Rims are placed to be noticed, not to blend in. (At least, not for me haha)I'm in the minority- I hate the black, matte, or any other colored wheels. I like the chrome rims if the design is right. To me, many of the popular designs that people are using do not look good to me-- but I guess everyone has their own taste so we should all be respectful of each other
After saying all that- I have been tempted to look at the black chrome rims, but I can't get over my hatred for dark rims on a car.
The reason I don't like dark rims is because it is hard to tell the difference from the rim and tire. Also, the design is hard to see-not enough contrast- so to me it is a total waste of money. Just my opinion and I realize I'm in the minority. Sorry if I offended anyone