I'm kind of curious to hear the thought process behind people's decisions to get the Model S. Obviously most people will claim they wanted an EV, but I'm sure there's more to the story than that. A couple of years ago I decided to put down a deposit for the Model S, after what started as a rather frivolous pursuit for a car that was as sexy as it was unique. Admittedly I wanted something that had some cachet, something that stood out from the herd of Bimmers, Benzes, and Lexuses. I started looking into used Ferrari's and Maserati's. And quickly reason began to set in. Even if I could afford these cars (and there were some at surprisingly affordable levels), they would be maintenance and reliability nightmares. I considered the Porsche Panamera, but really dislike the look of it. And somewhere in my search I stumbled upon a prototype Model S. A high performance EV with sexy looks? I was sold. Hell it even looked like a Maserati Quattroporte, which was what I had original coveted. For me the Model S is the car without compromises. If you wanted a stylish high-performance car, it's always been something. It's a nice car, but... But it is a maintenance and reliability nightmare. But it gets terrible gas mileage. But it isn't safe. With the Model S, I feel as if I get to have my cake and eat it too. I get a highly attractive car, a high-performance car (especially with the Performance edition), supreme handling with its low CG, tons of cargo space, superior MPGe, top class safety (quite likely 5-stars across the board), state of the art tech centered around a one-of-a-kind 17" touchscreen. And all of the amazing features that are uniquely EV, such as being able to cool and warm the cabin whenever I desire before getting into the car. I don't pretend to think the Model S is the savior of the Earth and the answer to global warming. It's likely far more beneficial to the environment if we simply kept the cars we already own and relied more on public transit (there's a huge environmental impact just with the manufacturing and transportation of new cars, and the disposable of used cars). But I am very environmentally conscious, and believe this is a step in the right direction for the auto industry as a whole. I hope the Model S to be the car I own for the next 20 years.