I agree on the H&R's. Overall I was unimpressed with the whole experience. It was compounded by how lackluster the Koni's were, but they still need more stiff and noise isolators all around.
Spring rates around 6-7k or lower on good dampers can be surprisingly comfortable. While the spring stiffness is important, usually it's the performance of the strut/shock that people notice the most with ride quality. People seem the most happy with Buddy Club N+'s, Tein Street Advance, and BC BR's (In no particular order). They each have their advantages.
Swift springs would be a good option if you want to keep the stock dampers on a while longer.