Well I don't think so that they are as bad as you are saying. Anyhow these wheels have their own value and I am sure that you can see those people who can say that its their favorite rims. And you can't say them worthless.
At least those controversial swirly wheels didn't make it onto the Advance production cars!
I don't think the 19" production wheels that I have are beautiful works of art, but they're not hideous and I would never think about changing them because of the noise reduction technology.
Honda have been asking for specific tire designs on their cars for a while now, and people are not as satisfied as they used to be when they go with aftermarket tires thinking that they're getting an improvement.
Now it's like that with the wheels, too. Just leave well enough alone.