I'm a big fan of O.Z wheels, have owned superleggeras and still have a 5 year old set of ultraleggeras. They are awesome wheels, run perfectly smooth and have held up to 140,000 miles of driving. I live in New York, our roads are notoriously rough at best. I also have been driving my car between NY and Missouri no less than 7 or 8 times a year for the past 5 years on the O.Z's I take good care of my wheels but driving at night is impossible to avoid big pot holes, I've hit more than a few and never damaged a wheel. I do not buy short sidewall tires, I buy 235/45/17 tires, they have nice and tall sidewalks and I religiously make sure I have 36 psi in my front tires and 35 psi in the rear. Recently I purchased a set of Bremmer Craft BR07 from tire rack, they were cheap at $150 each, I had no luck with them, could never get them to run smooth and they were soft wheels. I'm sure they would bent very easy. After fighting with tire rack over the problems with the wheels for several months they agreed to take them back and credit me. I used the credit to buy a new set of enkei rpf1, another wheel I've owned in the past and really liked. Couldn't be happier, my car is back to running perfectly smooth and I'm confident that I have good wheels. If you want to save money on wheels and get something decent I would say buy rota's. If you can spend a little more then go with the O.Z, enkei or team dynamics. It'll be money well spent, you'll also have real resale value if you get tired of them later and want to sell or trade.