Noiseless have their plusses and minuses.I don't mean to be the negative nelly, but I didn't care for the Dimarzio Areas at all. They did a decent job but really lost the smokey magic of a good single coil. I put them head to head with true single coils and they felt flat and lifeless to me. I'm afraid that I can't be constructive and suggest a better sounding silent single coil because I don't know. I too was also told, overwhelmingly to go with the Areas, so I figured that was the best out there and just went back to true single coils.
It might not be an issue if you play hard rock. I'm coming from a blues/jazz/country standpoint....you may also find that live, it becomes a non-issue.
There's always the Suhr silent single coil system too.