I guess I should explain. (and if you haven't, please look at the pics from the original install, that was truly terrible).
I bought the car used and the audio install was awful. I used that fact to argue the dealership down a few grand.
This install came about because my car was at the body shop getting some work done and was broken into. The previous head unit was stolen and the body shop felt terrible about it and told me I can get it replaced etc. at no cost to me.
So I took the opportunity to remove the old crap and clean it up.
The headunit is no longer crammed underneath where the passenger's feet go. I can now reprogram the clock/display items without crawling on the ground to do it, and the steering wheel controls actually control the head unit, which it didn't before.
So while most people probably would have gone a different, higher end route if they had this much work done, I was in a situation where I was able to replace what was stolen, not make it ten times better.
The group that did the work was Sound Waves here in MN, and I'm very impressed with the quality of work they did.
While the pictures from before showed how terrible it looked on the outside, what you don't see is what a crap job was done with the wiring etc. inside, behind the head unit. That's all cleaned up now too.
Also, having seen the stock headunit/iPod interface I'm happier going this route.