Thats fair enough. I guess it depends on how you approach the issue and what your preferences, driving style and requirements are.
I have similar views with respect to stock tires and rims on my daily drive car. But when it comes to performance vehicles and upgrades, stock stuff (including rims and tyres) will not necessarily fit the bill.
I think the key point is that unless you get high end products in decent shape (which we rarely do around here) you will be struggling to match the stock performance and in the worst case probably end up with issues you have mentioned above.