Always makes a re-sale dodgy as people start to wonder why its changed colour and is there more than meets the eye. Just switch your car mate, will end up a LOT cheaper and your car will be a LOT less rattly.
White is definitely the new black. You see more and more of them on the road these days. But you would indeed be mad to get your own car resprayed!
I agree with Kontraband - a new paint job is a lot of work. Years ago I helped a mate strip down most of his car to be repainted (he saved money by doing some of the prep himself). But putting it back together was a total nightmare, and it was never quite right afterwards - lots of squeaks and rattles, odd electrical gremlins etc. Not worth it!