The bottom line is the performance...it's the KING on the road. Other things are meaningless at the end.
Just remember the coupe when it first came out. People were so disappointed and there're a lot of bashes too...see what happened at the dealer releases: demands were crazy and back orders up to 3-4 mos...All happened because of its performance especially the twin turbo engine. I see less disappointment in the M3 look/design, so don't expect to have a hand on it at MSRP for a long long time.
It's a great time to be alive