Aluminum alloys look nice, but they're not maintenance free. They'll pit from the chemicals in road rash... keep them waxed. And, the lead weights from balancing the tires/wheel can leave a permanent stain on the wheel.
When I was going through my build sheet, the fancy wheels were something I left off. I can buy different brands/styles locally and thought when it's time to buy new tires, I'll get the wheels then.
So, I keep an eye on the maintenance of the white wheels and figure paint is cheap!
2014 Escape 5.0TA