Mine's similar, but the main thing I don't like is the blue buttons are way too bright at night - especially with TJ radio's sitting high in the dash and our refective windows. Other than that, it's probably a real nice unit.
When my time comes, mix my ashes with gunpowder encased in brass, point me towards murderer's and pedophile's and let me fly.
I also have the same complaint. Even on the higher end units you can black out the face but those damn blue lights still stay on. I wish Alpine would go back to the old glass green buttons from the 80's.