Yes, there have been posts here in the past stating this very thing. To top that, Jack rebuilt his first S62 with the help of this board.... So we are well aware. :M5thumbs:
the E39 is a by far a better choice. its also very diy friendly car as well as a good balance of performance and luxury. you get a more "connected" feel when driving it, the E60 is fast and nice but it doesnt give the same feedback and feel. toss a supercharger on an E39 and you have a car far better then an E60. the one thing I will say about the E60 is the V10 sounds phenomenal with the Eisaman race exhaust.Good to know you guys are well aware, I posted this without any search (sorry).
I thought it was a smoking deal after spending time on the E60 forum; perhaps I need to be looking at E39's instead E60's from a cost, value reliability standpoint (there is no way you will see a BMW Dealer RR and rebuild a S85 for $ 8,800.00).
I learned something, and apologize for wasting anyone's time