Bought my '05 new in late '06, and finally sold it with just over 30K miles on it in 2014. It was Storm Titanium and I supercharged it when it had 10K on it. I've had quite a variety of sports cars over my life, and I've never had one more fun to drive and own than the Elise. But I reached a point where I wanted something that was more comfortable to drive when it was very hot or cold outside. We all know the Elise heating and cooling system is pretty terrible, and even with the top off the radiator air coming in just cooked you when it was hot. So I ended up driving it only in the spring and fall, and a few times in the summer.
It was incredibly reliable and cheap to maintain, although I did go through back tires a LOT, especially after the supercharger. :-) And it was such an attention grabber, fun at times, and annoying at others.
Ended up buying a 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Also a very fun car to drive, but so, so different than the Elise. It's terrifying in the corners with power on, I miss the predictable grip and handling of the Elise. I wish I would have had the space and cash to keep both.