New to the site here - there are certainly a wide variety of opinions on the 135is. I have one on order which hopefully will arrive in April - currently in production with estimated completion of Feb 4. Deep Sea Blue with the black/blue stitch leather and manual trans.
For me, this car was exactly what I wanted and could afford, as I buy cars rather than lease. This will be my second BMW, my first one being a base model E46 (2004 325i with leatherette and very few options), which I would have continued to drive for a while longer except it has developed some significant engine problems recently
Can't wait for my 135 to arrive!