Yeah, the Genome side pieces are a little cheesy as they are not real vents. They are distinctive though. Overall, I am pleased with the look.
Regarding painting the ornament mount... Mine is made of a hard rubber. Not sure how well it would take and hold paint. I cleaned mine up and hit it with some black plastic sealant and it looks pretty good.
I am getting to where I dont have too many more things that I want to change on the car. My scoop is a genuine V7 STi complete with the splitter with the IC sprayers. I also have a V7 water tank and the IC Spray switch for the dash. Need to figure out how to get that mounted and wired up.