Seems like alot of us 'middle-aged' guys got it for the wife. Same compromise here. Wife wanted a mini-van (yowzah! well, we do have 4 kids) and I wont be caught dead driving that. I had a 6 speed 2010 Audi A4.
Sold the A4, I bought the BMW for the wife 5 weeks ago, and a mini van last week.
Don't worry boys, the new car is already on order :0)
At least I got to pick the colors - Mineral Grey / Coral Red M-Package