at the end of the day.. after obsessing over published reviews, ratings, acceleration times, top speeds, skidpad results, potential for brake fade. yada, yada, fn yada, which car's interior do you enjoy the most? Because performance aside, which car grabs your emotions? You will spend more time not driving a car (above 5/10) than you will using it to its potential.
For me and probably most m3 and P car people, it's not about absolutes, but about the total package. We really only have 5 or 6 affordable choices when it comes to performance cars. Make your pick