Love, love, love what you did!!! Great job!!
In my house-owning days I remodeled a couple kitchens and, in the second, opted for painted cupboards (but did a brick backsplash). In one old place we lived with a hot plate and doing dishes in the bathroom for quite a while. Hopefully your transformation has been worth any inconvenience.
I'm now in a small apt, with...as another poster mentioned...the small, interior kitchen with the dark cabinets. Blech. Mentioned painting them to the mgr but never got the okay.