Thanks for the rely!
I know what you mean... trading in my 1999 Boxster which I love dearly but it is getting tempermental and expensive to maintain (on my second engine). Constrained by the need for a hard top for hauling bikes / surfboards and a DCT automatic for the wife. Not a lot of choices in the $60K range. DD is SL55 so I have the ballistic missile cruise thing down pat, now need the type of fun you've prescribed.