I did a little research yesterday on the two brands of rear shocks that Rock Auto sells - Monroe and KYB. From what I read the Monroe were softer and more like original equipment while the KYBs were a little stiffer for a more controlled ride. So I ended up ordering two Monroe rear shocks for my 2010. Once I get them I can report back here if I notice any difference in the ride.
I don't have any comment on front struts, as mine were replaced under warranty during the last month and I've not had to do anything with them since.