Got my Elise last week and it is everything everyone says it is and more. I have had a AudiTT, S2000, NSX, 350Z, SLK AMG and others but this is the most fun by far. I sold my 350Z to get the Elise and it was not a mistake. I got the standard exhaust and while fine, I would probably try another exhaust if I had it to do over again. The build quality is fine and just to sit in it gives you a feeling none of my other cars ever did. For those still waiting, hang in there, it is well worth the wait.