So are we saying the paint on the 9th gen is no better than the paint on 8th gen?White orchid pearl is considered a 'pearlescent' paint. It is one of the best colours for the 9G. Just keep the car clean and avoid stone chips (they show up as black due to the undercoat colour). Keep some touch up paint handy.
The pearl effect is hardly unnoticeable unless in bright or direct sunlight.