I found the post useful in understanding what someone values, and how they process a decision. I might not agree with it entirely, but he does bring up some good points. I imagine a person in his shoes is used to his opinions meaning something, and is likely why he posted. I say he without really knowing because it's almost always a male when someone spouts their opinion to strangers that they've never talked to before. In some ways it was refreshing though. By being a stranger the OP was shielded from much of the social elements, and the adventures of ownership. Thereby allowing it to be about the car itself. The OP wasn't on here waiting for an AP update to drop like a Christmas present. The OP probably wasn't obsessing about when some Supercharger would come online The OP probably wouldn't find excitement from the neural net thread In a lot of ways the Tesla is a not just a car, but an adventure. A lot of us got it (including the OP) when it was something new, and refreshing that wasn't like anything else. Hardly any of us have experienced the kind of instant torque, and how smoothly the power is applied with the electric power train. Some of us were so enthralled with it that we can't escape it. It doesn't matter whether it's Tesla, Porsche, Audi, etc. What matters is the EV drive train. The whole EV vs. Gas environmental question doesn't even matter. What matter is when we hit the go pedal that the car GOES. It doesn't sit around making noise, and it doesn't hesitate. When we let of the pedal it starts reclaiming some of the energy. It never announces to the world what it's doing like an ICE car does. When it's all said and done I think the OP just likes new and shiny things. The Model S is not new and shiny. It's certainly evolved from what he has.