After cutting the springs/coils affecting the ride is WAY overrated! At first I thought it might severely affect ride and if it did, I'd just purchase some H&R, Eibach or whatever. But if it didn't, chalk one up for cutting springs (only one coil vs. 2 or more)!
I forgot to mention in the original post that the change in ride quality and handling is negligible. My wife doesn't notice any change in ride quality. It still rides like a stock S class. I thought I might have to adjust the leveling in the Xenon headlamps but I didn't need to since they are self leveling.
Bottom line: no suspected bounciness or change in high speed handling (80mph). It rides like stock but with a look of lowering.