I could easily get used to "Head for Numbers", even on my old, slow rig. Ok, I agree, it takes a while for the relationship panel to load for any sim that has this reward (although on my current system, that's hardly an issue anymore). And finding the right sim is all but impossible, unless you switch to list view. But having the option of getting to know whomever you like, was very practical.
Now, with Phae's mod, there's no more need for that reward, of course, but some of my sims still get it.
I've never tried the "Wish for Beauty" thing... I can imagine how sick it is, to be disturbed on the hour every hour, day after day after day... (until the end of time, perhaps?)