There is nothing feminine about a turbo V8.
I do think that BMW's ///M Division is copping out by going with forced induction. These cars were never about 1/4 mile times. I'd say the NA engines are a casualty of the times we live in. Look at the competitors, they are all doing it. MB shoves the same supercharged 6.2L V8 in practically every car that has an AMG badge.
The purist will hate it like they hate everything that deviates from what they know.