They give their definition of a "Driver's Car" in the article, and I understand why an E30 M3 is on the list, and a Miata is on the list, as well as the FRW cars. If you haven't read the article or the feedback they give on each car, you don't have the same perspective that they are using, so it's unfair to critic their list based on your assumptions of "Drivers Car", just by looking at an unsupported list.
I knew the E39 M5, E46 CS/CSL, E92 M3 and E30 M3 were going to be on the list since they loved those when they did the best ///M article when the E92 M3 came out 1 1/2 ago.
I like the list in general, not the specific order of some cars, but across budgets, that a great list of cars to drive.
Current: '13 E92 M3 Euro Delivery
Wife's: E39 M5, E36 M3
Gone: E86 M Coupe; E30 M3