I have the running boards and are very please with them.
The only negative might be with water spotting as they get older. Right now after a bath I treat my tires and running boards with a cleaner / shiner. It makes them slick as snot but they sure look nice.
They were also pretty easy to install. It took me maybe 2.5 hours with most of that spent on the 1st side figuring out the install.
I have side steps and have not had any issues with them at all. I like the color contrast against the black of my RL. The offset from the truck eliminates any pooling of water you might see with side steps.
I have the running boards and I love them AND a 15 year old 2 pound Yorki-Poo and she has no problem getting in. She can't wait to go bye bye in Mommies truck!!! I'd say NEW truck but she turned 8K this morning. Not so new now! My warranty will be out in less than a year. Good thing I got the extended warranty.
Wow thanks to everyone for the replies and Thanks to you Lady R for the welcome
I have a White RTL and I actually like the look of both of them so its a tough decision which one I will get. I like the steps as I think they will also guard against attacks by flying doors from smaller automobiles but I also like the black boards so the entire bottom of the truck is " Dressed " and contrast to the white. But that said the steps also match the rims so they look good too.
IM SOOOO CONFUSED !!! But its a good confusion !!
Steps..boards..steps..boards... if I keep this up I'll be board with the steps or stepping on the boards. You see what I mean !!!
This is one accessory that I am definitely going to get. Once it is available, I am going to install lights. I saw another truck once with the Nerf bar lights and it is really impressive. When you open the door, the ground is lit with the lights below the nerf bar. It is also a good safty feature.
Nerf bar does not come with the lights, so I will have to customize myself.
Vertrkr, since you already have running board, if you get the urge to electrify the nerf bar, let me know.
GMC has lights in the bottom of the side mirrors that light up the ground. They call them Curb Ilumination or something like that. I have seen one and its very nice. Would be easy for Honda to do as far as lighting goes.