To each their own... I have my 2013 135is and I love the cover and extra outlet. My wife has a 2012 128i and immediately complained about hers not having the cover. I keep my wallet in my pocket, sunglasses case in door pocket, comfort access key in pocket, phone in pocket (blue-tooth). I understand some people don't want stuff in their pockets when they drive but seriously I'm not emptying and stuffing my pockets every time I enter and exit my vehicle. I personally think it looks better IMHO.
2013 135is and wife's 2012 128i