yeah, I don't like this "class" idea. I mean, you're telling me all those jaguars can out-corner my S? The m3 is a FINE automobile, but if all you're reading is magazines, you should know the s2000 and nsx are neck and neck in g-forces. Funny, car and driver quotes both cars at .90 G on the skidpad, .89 for the M3. Hmmmmm. AND! the s2000 has a better weight to power ratio than the NSX and a lot better than the M3....... So all you've really done is spend more money. It doesn't really matter, whatever makes an owner happy. There is more about the S or the NSX, or the M than numbers, each one is a unique character.
I sold my BMW, and while I no longer have "auto-up" windows, I also don't have as much chassis flex, or bump-steer..... Don't get me wrong, I'd have an M3, as a second car, though.....