Sorry if this is a little long...
I have the Porsche once it warms up again
#1. this was Grade A procrastination material.
#2. It gets cold in Stuttgart and it turns out these cars work great in the cold. And if it gets below 30º, you can put the top up and turn on the heat!
I had the same reservations about getting a car with an automatic transmission/no transmission. Turns out the car corners almost as well as a Boxster (but not quite) but otherwise dusts it and makes me wonder if my Boxster is redundant. Sometimes I have a crisis and wonder if I don't *need* that Boxster anymore. (And then I get in it and remember, that yes, in fact, I do need a 5 speed ICE car.)
And not to one-up you, but I may have had the most painless of all buying experiences: I was leaving for a two week trip in late June and realized I could capture the big federal tax credit before it stepped down again. I met all my deadlines a day early and before leaving for that trip had one day free to get a Model 3 if there was one out there for me. Called my local Tesla salesman and told him if he had a Model 3 for me, I would buy it that day, if I got the money and a few other details lined up. He said he had one for me, and I told him I'd call him when I got the money moved around. Called an hour later and the car was gone, so I gave up and figured it wasn't in the cards and I'd buy one later in the fall. He called me 10 minutes later and said he found one at another dealer and it was on a truck on its way over to his dealership. I went and picked it up and drove it home a few hours later. I was driving home and had a front-row seat of one of the most incredible lightning storms I've ever seen but it never rained on me: it was like Nicola Tesla was telling me I had just taken a step into the electric future and everything was goooood. 10,000 miles on the car now, zero issues, zero complaints, thinking about getting another to have a matching set.