I hear 'ya..... Lot of BS from the salesman about this car. And, when I look at it, I will definitely have my radar up. After all the great info that many folks (including yourself) here on the forum have shared with me about the V8 Esprit's, I feel as though I'm fairly well educated on what to look for with these cars.
While this will be my first Lotus, I've bought, sold, and owned many other exotics over the years. And, the key to buying one right is to have the discipline to buy "with your head" and not "with your heart". If you can do that, you will usually end up with a good car.