Downtown here, I see plenty of 996's being driven along with the odd GT3. I probably see just as many 996 (non-GT3) as I do M3's being daily driven. It's really interesting. I actually have seen more 996, 997s this winter than M3s (even in some serious snow). Leads me to believe it is a perfectly decent daily driver if you don't mind the lack of utility.
///M Power - 2011.75 LMB M3 6MT (fuelly)