Thanks for all then kind words! I picked up the car this afternoon and to be honest I don't like it...
Only joking - it's epic! Drove back from Cardiff in rush hour traffic. Normally that would get me seething but the Spider's such a nice place to be it seemed like a breeze. Took it down to show the family and had a lot of positive comments; then took it out for a decent drive with the other half. I can honestly say, bias aside, that it's one of the nicest cars I've ever sat in, let alone owned. It's not without its issues - gets bogged down very easily when pulling away from lights, for example, but I can learn to live with that. As others have said, it's also not a fast car. However, that's not what the Spider's about; it's a tourer, not a sports car.
Also must sing the praises of DF in Cardiff. One of the best handover processes I've ever had. The red cover on the car when you pick it up is a nice touch!
Marc - mentioned you and your z4 to Dave and I believe his exact words were "Oh that guy - he's a t0sser!"
Only joking! Your spider should be arriving very shortly though.
Sean - saw the threads in the Wales section. You look like a scary bunch but no doubt I'll post something in a bit! Will look at the meets and see if other half lets me out for one of them!
Apologies for the long post but I'm really made up with the car. To all the guys who are waiting: persevere - it's definitely worth the wait! I'll try to get pics up when I get chance!