O.K. when I ordered my MDX I was COMPLETELY against getting running boards put on, but now that I've seem many of them with them on, I've actually think they might be useful. I have two kids 5 and 2, so I think having the running boards might help them getting in/out of the car. Those of you either with or without running boards, what do you think? Do you think I should get them?? THANKS!!