Quite often I see posts on this forum about people being upset with options/pricing changes that often to me seem quite insignificant. I also see lots of questions weighing one option vs another, and it all boils down to 'bang for buck' value for these people. I don't understand that for one simple reason: These are expensive cars! Any regular ICE car I've ever purchased starts off with a base configuration, and I simply add features I want and leave out others. If the base model was too much, then I looked at a different vehicle. I've never known anybody to purchase a base model of any vehicle anyway. Here was my purchasing decision process on the P85D, and I can't believe I'm unusual for this type of vehicle (again, we're talking over 100K cars here): 1. 70D, 85D or P85D. Perhaps the only real decision I made. I like fast, so I went with the P85D. The rest is easy. 2. Carbon fiber spoiler, looks cool, add it... 3. Autopilot, of course yes, why would I want to restrict my expensive car features? 4. Smart air suspension, of course yes. 5. High fidelity sound, yes. Why would I want to listen to crappy music on a high-end vehicle? 6. Premium interior package. Of course, why would I want my expensive car to have a less than stellar interior? 7. Executive rear seats. Maybe the only other 'real' option to me. I don't need to cart around 5 people, so I went with the comfort and looks of these seats. 8. Subzero weather package. I live in Oklahoma, but yes! Love a warm seat and steering wheel on the few cold days we get (maybe 10 all year). 9. Rear facing seats. I don't have small kids, and I like the storage room, so no thank you. 10. Sunroof. I like the look both inside and out, so of course. 11. 21 inch grey turbine wheel please, they look far better to me (personal taste here). 12. Paint - red multi-coat. Looks best to me (again, personal taste). 13. Black next generation seats. Feel better, and again, very expensive car so why would I skimp? 14. Carbon fiber interior. Personal choice, I just like it. 15. White Alcantara headliner..... I like the look. All adds up to ~133K. Rebates don't matter (I'm leasing, and I live in Oklahoma so I really don't get much anyway). Push order now..... If I had a more limited budget, I wouldn't be buying this car to begin with. I'd buy something I could afford. I don't see buying a +100K car if that's not a no-brainer. Last time I bought a Mercedes, if I whined about the price they would have shown me a cheaper model to start with. Sorry, just a rant. When the 3 comes out, these pricing issues will become relevant because it becomes an 'everyman' car. Right now it's not.