I actually like the power pulleys. They tighten up the steering and you can tell a difference at higher rpm. Pulleys, performance friction z-compound pads, nice tires for those hopefully light aftermarket wheels, Stewart waterpump, redline driveline fluids, and some powerflex fcabs and rtabs are all worth the time and money in my opinion.
You can get bilsteins for under $400 now. HnR springs on bilstein sports won't be baby friendly, however. Eibach springs are the way to go. Bilstein hd with stock springs also give a nice ride.