Excellent write up--very nice job of explaining the journey...
I got my 135 from David too, but we didn't get to do the performance deliveryu...I was down in SC a few years ago with my dad for the annual Z fest, and we drove a lot of different cars, but no ///Ms!
Current - 2011 N55/DCT E82 135i--Lemans Blue, Gray Leather, M Sport, Premium
Past BMWs: 2008 E82 135 - AW, N54, MT
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT, ZSP (traded in for 135)
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT (retired by a drunk driver)