I understand where you are coming from. I looked at the GT (and the wife loved it - wanted one for herself). I have to say though that when you are behind the wheel of both cars, the maser made you feel good, but the 612 made me smile all day, even after getting out.
The Maser Gt is a great car, and I agree with the others that since being taken into the Ferrari stable things have changed and dramatically, but it is still not a Ferrari. But I dissagree they are the same car - they are not - they are very diferent animals.
I too have bought my 612 with it in mind to keep for many years, and which way you choose to go you won't be dissapointed. As its ordered to your spec, keep on the track you originally chose.
On another point, many years ago in a sales training course a wise trainer explained that to make money in life you need to sell to the MAN - Money, Authority, Need. Wether a product or service, a pen or a Ferrari.
But then he also added, that if you want to get rich - you need to find something that is driven by the WOMAN - because WANT OVERRIDES Money, Authority or Need.
Desire and Want, the choices we make are driven by these. Thats why I choose the Ferrari, and hope too again with a few more over the coming years.
PS (No it didn't arrive today, hopefully tomorrow.)