I spent a fair amount of time testing the QV (QF?) against the M3 Comp and C63 S and have finally settled on the Alfa. I am not an Alfa aficionado, nor do I have any family history or background with Alfas. In fact, the only Italian in my family car history was my father's Fiat X1/9 that burst into flames a quarter mile from home when I was 5. Coming from a string of German cars since 2000 I am used to Teutonic efficiency so this is a giant leap for me. I am transitioning from an Audi S4 which I may keep as a winter car even though I will get a set of snows for the Alfa. I left a deposit today and the car is on order and will be here whenever it gets here. I am in no rush, but will certainly be excited when it is a week away. I have a dedicated track car so the Alfa will see very limited track time, but I wanted something that was exciting to look at, had 4 doors, had a strong performance envelope, and had an effervescence even at lower speeds. The BMW M3 Comp was very very close, but the Alfa won me over. I look forward to being a part of this awesome community.