I don't completely agree with you. I do like the 17" wheels. I saw one today in a BMW showroom and made a picture. I must admit I prefer the 18" wheels as well but I'm afraid of losing all comfort because I think they are too large. When you drive a lot of kilometres a day comfort is important (I sometimes drive more than 700 kilometres in one day). That's why I understand people go for 17" wheels. The picture below isn't a quality picture and ofcourse it's always difficult to 'catch' with your camera what your eyes see. In person I liked the 17" wheels!