Sorry to piggy back on the tread but I am also looking for head light upgrade, as my daily commute is during the night. I have a base CRZ 2011 so I'm not sure how good the HID are.
Not sure what part of the world you are from, but if you want the HID headlights, keep an eye out for crashed cars, etc and you might be able to score some for cheap.
Another thing that is known with the crz (at least with the HID like I have), is that the headlights from the factory are pointed down a bit. Apparently if you adjust them upwards a tiny bit, the output is better.
I have the HID lights on my 2011 ex nv, and honestly, the OEM halogens in my mom's 01 Accord seem way brighter. But, she has new bulbs I put in.
I would try swapping bulbs first and possibly aiming the lights up a bit and see what you think. The hid are nice, but even I hate driving at night sometimes. Soon I think I will replace my bulbs too, then maybe my opinion will change.
If you need a factory service manual to work on your car, I'll send you a pm with the link to download. Then you can see how they are adjusted.