I've been hanging around here for a couple of months and learning everything I can about the Elise and Exige S. I've had a few test drives and have decided that one of these is the car for me. I prefer the looks of the Exige and REALLY want one. But the only 'sports' car I've ever owned is a Mazda Miata (a pretty base model with nothing much but a sports suspension, which I drove for 6 happy years) and have never taken an HPDE course, so I'm wondering if an Exige S is simply overkill for me. I don't know if I'll ever spend much time tracking the car, but I would like to take some HPDE courses and really learn how to drive the car properly. Without the requisite driving skill, am I worthy of owning an Exige S? Are most of the Exige owners around these parts highly skilled HP drivers or are many of you just car enthusiasts like me who love the Exige and want to own one and enjoy becoming a more skilled driver with one?