When I read threads like this it further confirms that most people don't buy a car based on their own preferences, but merely follow the impressions of a handful of magazine articles or to fit a particular image.
Between E90post and M3post, there are several posts from people about to switch to MB or Audi over magazine articles. The M3 hasn't even been released. At least try the car out for yourself before you pass judgment on the car.
2008 BMW 535i Space Gray, Black Leather, Dark Bamboo Trim| Sport Automatic with Paddles | Sport Package
2008 BMW M5 (gone, but not forgotten) Space Gray, Silverstone Merino Leather, Madeira Walnut Wood Trim | 7speed SMG | All options
Mods: Corsa Exhaust | RPI Ram Air Intake | H&R Sport Springs | Rogue Engineering 12mm spacers