I guess that would be me then!
Picked it up yesterday from Chichester and had a blast cross-country to get it home. My wife reckoned that all she could see as we passed & repassed was inane grins on the faces of me and sons (who took it in turns as passengers) & now she wants to be put on the insurance ...
So why did I buy rather than build? Primarily a reality check. I've been following this forum for the last year and a bit since seeing the 5EXi in the flesh, and knew that this was the right car. Given the demands of my job, the family, house & local community, time is getting to be a precious commodity. Added to which I haven't seriously practised any engineering since my degree course 35 years ago. So common sense dawned, I raided the kids' inheritance and the rest, as they say, is history.
Anyway - good luck to you all with your builds and if anyone fancies a chat/bevvy/view of how the factory solve problems and is in the Kent/Surrey/Sussex area, drop me a line.