I was contemplating getting an M3 back in April 2008. The lack of available inventory at the time and the long waiting list deterred me from buying the M3; I better get the color and options I want if I spend that much. I also did not like the M3 stock bumper, bulging hood and side skirts.
Fast forward to today, I kinda regret not getting one. The available lips and bumpers are much of an improvement. Also, my taste has changed and I now like the M3 hood and skirts. In fact, I just purchased the M3 hood yesterday and the M3 skirt was just installed early this month. I luv my current ride and can’t justify trading it in for the M3. I’ll wait for the next gen M3 or Z06.