designer, thanks for the side-by-sides.. juxtaposing them, they all share a similar styling, but they are indeed quite different.. Those who say they are all "exactly" the same lack any sense of detail. Some of the differences are not even subtle... I don't get those people.
Anyway, after seeing these screenshots, the styling is growing on me, even for the Elise.
I particularly love the clear roof on the Esprit... As well as the rear air ducts on the Elan.