Personally.. I've never associated a lexus with anything other than segment redefining levels of dull-ness.
At least infinity has the balls to call it's car's a competitor with the 3 Series and mean it. At least Acura knows that they're a last place Accord carry-over..
Lexus... I associate that name with middle age women and people that keep their left turn signal on after they've merged.
the IS-F was a decent vehicle, but ultimately, a last-place contender, ultimately it was too heavy, the transmission had too many gears and it was simply a 80% project with a 'look at me' body kit.