Now that we've talked about gold kiddush cups, lets say a few words about the gargantuan silver menorahs you'll see adorning the windows of Brooklyn next week. Indulgent aren't they? Is this what God wants? Actually, yes. God likes it best when we perform His commandments using very expensive implements. Hidur mitzvah, the jewelers and silversmiths and that guy who owns Eichlers call it. There is a whole hierarchy, in fact, listed in the law books. Gold is best (natch) and silver is next, on down to wood and bone.
So screw the magic miracle oil, and go for the 24C gold. You deserve it. And the poor suck. If God wanted them to have nice things, the nice things would fall from the sky.