So thank you to everyone for chipping in no matter your opinion; although, Toshy, thanks for having my back! I know it's not for all, as all sorts of things aren't, so no feelings of remorse on my behalf.
Lowering definitely needed. Dunno if that will change anyone's opinion, but it definitely needs doing.
Have had bucket loads of complements from non-Alfisti, and not from yobs before anyone asks! Or riot-ers!
Yes, a work in progress, but I appreciate that defacing an Alfa with something Alfa didn't create is like defacing the Mona Lisa for some folk on here - and I appreciate that. The 156 GTA didn't do it for me originally despite being Alfa, yet that's grown on me. 147 GTA I loved immediately and have been blessed to own one. GTV Cup is equally out there from a kit perspective.
I'll be lowering as soon as possible. Nothing more macho on the rims I'm afraid as just bought these and London is an arse for big wheels on this kind of car.
Any other suggestions really welcome - and, like Jay-Z - I love all my "haters"!