I spent most of mine waiting around in a lobby for slow people to do paperwork. I think it was worth it.
After a summer long hunt to find the right used 3-series, with no luck, I decided to go with less power and fewer creature features, and more warranty. A 2013 FR-S Series 10
I drove it last week and liked it as much as I did the 335i coupe I drove in July, and this had no funny behaviors (the test drive in July revealed an odd idle and indecisive HVAC). I know it's 2 totally different worlds in terms of power, but I think the direct connection in this car pairs well with my top priorities.
I intend to get a vanity plate. I think a car as unique as this needs one. Any ideas?