I've commented on a similar thread at NASIOC, but I'll throw in my $0.02 here as well (just in case anyone at Autometer is reading.)
The lack of color matching is annoying but would not be a show stopper for me. The improper fitment (cutting off the top of the gauges in the instrument cluster) makes it a no-go. The whole reason for this part (IMO) is to make it look close to stock. I hope they get the mold fixed for version 2 because I want one that fits. Now, if while they were at it they fixed the color, I would be very happy.