I'll play devil's advocate here.
For the longest time, I had my heart set on good springs and struts (RCE Yellows and Tokico D-Specs), but when I did a price comparison, that setup actually ended up being several hundred dollars more than a set of brand new BC BR coilovers (installed with all necessary hardware). Ultimately, I wanted to significantly reduce wheel gap and even it out as much as possible. I also wanted a somewhat reasonable ride height so I could make it over most obstacles in the road. I currently have about a one finger gap all around with 4 inches of clearance under my front bumper (with the lip), which is perfect for clearing speed bumps and many inclined entrances. Sometimes I do scrape, but the plastic lip is pretty forgiving.
Granted, the coilovers are considered to be cheap and I have yet to see how long they actually last, but so far, I have 16k miles on them and haven't run into any issues. The shock towers have 30 clicks of adjustability (from soft to firm) and I currently have them almost as soft as they will go since it's winter time. The ride quality is generally pretty stiff, but certainly tolerable in my opinion. My dad thinks my car handles like a go-kart, but my mom doesn't seem to like it very much, so if you have a girlfriend, she probably won't like it either. Larger bumps in the road (usually overpass joints) will jar your backside a bit, but it's not necessarily painful, just more of a rude awakening if you're not expecting it.
Anyway, if that sounds like what you want, give them a shot. If you end up disliking them, the market for used coilovers is still huge since many people want to lower their cars as cheap as possible.
07 WRX (Albins 5MT + Blouch 20G)
Jorge Carrillo Tuned (365 whp/340 wtq)