First, thanks for the opinion. I asked for it I got it. I think the main difference I'm looking for is M vs. Non-M. Sure who doesn't love the prestige and performance of an M, but really it's loud and brutal. I think I'm past the boy-racer that I was when I was younger. I don't think I could tolerate it on a day-day basis. I want a little quieter and more refined.
I test drove a 135i convertible yesterday. I think it's a better fit for me as far as suspension and noise. I just have to find one optioned the way I want it, and I can wait.