I had 2004 E46 vert and now have 2011 M3 vert.....no comparison. The new one is so much better. No regrets. The E93 - love the sound of the engine, handling, steering, the interior, comfort, the ride and DTC transmission is incredible compared to SMG.
After your 1,200 mile service it gets even better trust me. Love this thing....no regrets.