I thought about the M3 but the reviews haven't been all that glowing, what with things like the brakes going away after just one or two laps on track. Also, the E46 M3 debacle with BMW having to offer extended warranties on the engines due to the high redline didn't help with the enthusiast crowd and probably has some people on the fence about the new model.
In spite of all that, I might have gone for the M3 if it had been available for Euro delivery so I could make a vacation out of it, but it's not and thus, I ordered a 335i, ZSP, 6mt.
P.S. Lexus is having a rough time moving the IS-F. Dealer called me, #18 on the list, and said they had my car two weeks ago. What happened to 1-17, if as dealer said they expected to get 2-3 units per month and they just came out last month? I think the economy is definitely impacting the car biz.