I've had my 2005 Elise for only a few months and most of the times I've driven it haven't involved it getting parked in a public parking lot/garage. Of the the maybe 4 times I have parked it in public, 2 of those times, I've come back to my car to find people admiring and taking pics of it. I knew the car would draw attention, but I was pretty surprised by this happening so often, particularly since I live in Atlanta, which has a lot of nice cars. I'm assuming that if the timing worked out perfectly for me to see them doing it as I was walking back, it much be happening even more often when I'm not seeing it. Do you find this happening often (not just admiring, but taking pics)? I also laugh to myself feeling smarter than everyone else, knowing they are likely walking to their car that cost them more than the Lotus.