i am sure the person with a true 100w bulb with upgraded wiring is gonna have just as many complaints as the guy with the 35w hid unfortunetly HID does make a brighter light for the watts and usually has a better surface light too so i can understand why people want to swap them out over a halogen. I honestly dont care about the lights someone has i dont stare at them when they are heading towards me in the other lane.. or when they are behind me in my rear view mirror..
15 years ago blue and yellow halogens where super popular. the brighter the better.. cops pulled people over left and right cause of it then the whole DOT standard became a hot topic. soon hid became standard in vehicles so people wanted that look for there regular vehicle.. old people hate it cause of there bad eyes,, so if one was to argue in court and show lights are DOT approved regardless of HID or halogen then a judge should throw it out.. a good attorney could argue it.. states may vary but in oregon there is no law that states you must run halogen bulbs only in halogen stock vehicles.. infact current law here only shows """The single beam headlights shall be so aimed that when the vehicle is not loaded, none of the high intensity portion of the light shall, at a distance of 25 feet ahead of the vehicle, project higher than five inches below the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes, or higher than 42 inches above the level on which the vehicle stands at a distance of 75 feet ahead of the vehicle." the law also has indication light colors that are considered illegal..