First, she is a BEAST! I say this after getting on the highway and pulling 2nd gear today; there are few feelings as good as that. This is after I drove around a 328 loaner from the dealership this week. The contrast was eye-opening for me. Is the 328 really that bad, or the M5 just that good? Also, in the past 2 days I've seen a 3 and 5 series with M badges without dual exhaust; I mean really? I don't mind people putting on M wheels, or getting quarter panel vents, or even a dual exhaust, but don't put the badge on. Also wanted to give some love to the forum, I've used it a decent amount and thank everyone for good input. I had a C5 Z06 prior and the Corvette forum was really good too. I thought about getting a Viper, but after spending some time on their forums I decided against it; seemed like mostly an angry crap talking crowd.