^ I understand completely.
I finally ordered in April, didn't see a single 1M in the flesh until my pickup in Munich in Sept! Talk about anticipation.
I suspect the M2 will have all the fun driving characteristics of the 1M, may be better, who knows. No limited production and hence no markups. AND, M division has "had time" to develop the M2 fully- which the 1M didn't (see incomplete side venting, no CF roof, borrowed engine, etc).
You may have lucked out. Damn, now I want M2!
“Balancing this thing on the steering and throttle is pretty much the crack cocaine of the car world.”
Top Gear Magazine - Jason Barlow about the 1M