Originally Posted by steev
*AH, also, is it ok to switch the shocks and struts but keep the existing springs
That is a perfectly acceptable way to go. If anything, it'll let you enjoy the car a bit better while taking any pressure off you to choose springs. Worst case, it'll cost you a few one-time-use fasteners and an alignment.
If it helps you any, I'm still on the OE springs with Koni yellows after at least two years.