Cody6.2- You made your point that you don't like the look. You add 0 value to this thread and sound more trollish than informative. So far you're drawing a blank as to what you think would be a better intake.
The CAI intakes have been proven in an independent street study by a C5 vendor (do a search) before to actually improve performance. Not like a supercharger or anything, but it does free up a few ponies and torque. And they look better than the stock box IMO.