I understand they're brighter, I just don't feel a need for it. I never found the only sealed beam lights on my 80's cars (and current Cherokee) to be to dim to see with at night. The super bright headlights actually f* with my night vision as creates too much of a contrast for me. Almost makes the darkness darker if that makes sense. I actually got rid of the HID's on my S4 and went to H7 projector e-codes for that reason. Plenty bright and a more diffuse/broad pattern to see with.
1998 KLR-650 (wrecked)
2000 KTM 950 Adventure (sold and regret it)
2001 KTM 640 Enduro/SuperMoto (sold, no regrets)
2008 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero