Absolutely true, that was the first thing I asked about at Honda Gateway while I was getting its horns changed but at that time 9th gen parts were not available and they quoted the similar price.
Later, I realized that it was a better option to install good quality day running lights instead of these expensive fog lamps.
Congrats in advance bro! looking fwd to see your glinting civic in Habanero red and you made a wise decision by choosing navi unit. Sorry, no progress on USB connectivity so far, didnt pursue it afterwards due to lack of time and proper tools to fiddle with the circuits. However I might go for android based navi unit if Honda offers it in the near future. Lets see.. just a small tid bit: stock radio doesnt come with 6 CD changer unlike its predecessor.