I looked into removing my chrome in favor of the painted.
At the time, replacement door handles were going to cost like $500/set and they weren't even available. They are available now and much more reasonable in price, ~$220/set.
Then, you'd have to rip off the interior door panels to access the handle to remove and re-install. Not that it is out of my DIY ability, just wasn't so sure it is worth it for $500.
Another thought was to find a Laredo owner who wanted the chrome door handles and do a swap. If you are close enough in location set it up with a shop to perform the work and split the cost. It would end up costing you roughly $200 without any work. This is what I wanted to do as I felt $200/$250 was worth it for this modification but no one in the area was interested.
Front Door: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0
Rear Door: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0
Now, that the parts have come down in price, I assume it is due to availability, I am seriously considering doing this in the fall.
Still willing to trade though...