Take a joke kraut, i was insulting that very sentiment that e36 owners generally think their cars are better than everything out there, and they are hot shit for driving a BMW.. most e36 owners piss me off too, for the same reasons you have..
The vast majority of e36 owners only care about cosmetics.. which you can see pretty easily by the most common mods.. 18 inch rims, angel eyes, m3 front bumper, tint, spoilers, basically everything stupid and useless..
Just because the cars are driven by a lot of wanna be cool rich kids doesnt mean that they are bad cars.. it just gives them a bad rep.
I can assure you im not one of those kids as you can see by my mods so far.. infact the only cosmetic things im going to do to the car are M3 mirrors and DJ auto headlights, but all that stupid stuff comes after the real mods and maintenance - let me tell you every bushing on my car will be replaced before you see stuff like headlights on it.
Calling used e36's not worthy is pretty hypocritical IMHO, look at how many ragged e30's, e21's, VW's, etc... there are out there.. the vast majority of them are badly maintaned and in dire need of complete suspension overhauls..
Also look at the state that your rocco was in when you purchased it.. how was that 'worthy'? Buying a used car requires the state of mind that your going to have to refresh the car from a maintenance stand point eventually.. unless you pay top dollar for a garage queen.
Alot of times e36's are badly maintaned because their owners are so goddamn stupid though, never changing the coolant, oil, ps fluid, tranny fluid, diff fluid, spark plugs, injectors, the list of parts could go on for some time.. just because they have no idea these things should be done. Fortunatly the PO of my car was a little more knowlegable than most, and the car came with an entirely new coolant system, and a 2 year old clutch.. whatever.
I think we are on the same page about all this stuff.. so lets not fight. btw, i only use 93 octane.