I LOVE this car, I would love to own one if it were affordable...but who in their right mind would LEASE one for $708 a month?

As far as I'm concerned that's a LOT of money for a car you won't even own at the end of it...and at the end of the day it's a 1 series. I would love to buy and hoon a 135is if/when prices come down, but this price is just stupid, right?