I really like how black matte stripes look, I have them on my car, but they are a pain to take care of properly. Some people wax over them but you're really not supposed to. So waxing the painted parts around them is also a pain.
$2400 is way too much to paint stripes.
Yeah, thats kinda why I want to paint them :/
How long have you had yours and how are they holding up?