Sounds like you got the Elise... Congrats!
Actually I got the TT mainly due to practicality and safety.
Here are the reasons why I chose the TT over the Elise:
The TT is pretty much an automatic and that makes it easier for my other family members to drive who can't drive manual (disability).
The Elise would not be practical to use as a daily driver because it would be spending most of the day in the college parking lot. I already park my car in the back of the lot. If I drove the Elise I would just take the bus.
The interior of the Elise and the paint job make it look like a $20k car.
The Audi is safer than the Elise.
Reasons why I chose the TT over the 335i Coupe:
There are several 328i and 335i coupes in my school parking lot already and a lot on the streets. I wanted a car that would stand out and be recognized as being unique. That's why I was leaning more towards the Elise and TT than the Cayman and 335i.
Reasons why I chose the TT over the Cayman:
The price. The TT was being advertised at an appealing lease price and that allowed me to get more options than I would have got if I had chosen the Cayman for the same money.