Thanks for the compliments! I really couldn't be happier with the rims. They just need some Potenzas! The car definitely has come a long way since last April, inside and out.
As far as the improved handling, I haven't tried to test it since I have a very bad hub bearing, and my shocks/struts need to be replaced, and probably my TR ends. When I get all that replaced and get Potenzas I won't be afraid to zip around corners a bit quicker.
BTW, I'm happy with my non-black-doesn't-show-dirt-and-scratches-colored car.