dude the m-coupe is PURE SEX. i dunno what you're all talking about. but that's just IMO. probly cause the first time i ever heard of or saw an m coupe was when i was riding with my bro in his maxima and we raced one and it SPANKED our asses hard.
but david i think you should go for the e36 m3. it's cheaper like you said, it's freakin HAWT, everything else that rocks about it, and it'd be a lot more convenient (4 seats compared to 2, etc.)
BTW you've got two weeks to figure it out!!!!!! haha, jk, take your time i don't wanna rush you.