i am an avid lover of most if not all pre-bangle cars. i agree that the designs need to change, but maybe not quite so radically in my opinion. i am frustrated that first of all the trunks on the 5,6, and 7 are really ugly. the sixer is a beauty except for the rear! i also dont agree that the designs will get better because they "grow on you". did an e46 m3 or a e28 m5 have to grow on you? didnt think so. also, because the base models are mediocre, i find myself having to look forward to the m version just to accept it.