Comparing it's design like that is probably the best way to see how Acura has progressed.Rocerfeller, didn't notice how drastic of a change there was until you mentioned it!
cfrp agreed, black demands extra attention to maintain its look. Didn't drive the RLX for almost two weeks because of the winter vortex. Nothing looks like better than a clean, black car though! Can't wait to wax the RLX once the weather is agreeable. I miss the old nighthawk black pearl as well - which had a almost blue-ish tint to it, correct? Colorblind here, so hard to distinguish exactly what is different but I can tell a difference.