Thanks John, I usually try to go out of my way to avoid looking like a moron. I'm trying to figure out which technology is useful on the car and to use it appropriately, and which technology is just for show.
During my few travels in Europe, I noticed the local cars had a "dim" setting for the headlamps. Driving in a densely populated city at night, you didn't really need full headlamp brightness to see where you're going, but the headlamps lit up enough (about parking light brightness) to let other motorists notice you on the road without blinding them. I thought it was a rather pragmatic feature. I can see how it wouldn't work in the US - too much suburbia, and too many morons who wouldn't know when to appropriately use it.
95 E320 Cabriolet, 131K