Thank you everyone for the warm welcoming. I guess I could say my attraction to Ferrari began when I first saw a 599 a few years back, it just looked like a stunning car. The 458 also caught my eye when it was revealed, however I never really looked into either one as a possible purchase. The big change came about a month ago when I was visiting a good friend of mine who now lives on the west coast (myself being from the east) of the states. He has a beautiful 458 that he took delivery of last year and has been trying to convince me ever since that I may really enjoy the car. Well he gave me the opportunity to drive it and all I can say is wow. It is one of the few cars in a while that has given me that indescribable feeling while driving. That was when I first had the thought that I may be owning a Ferrari sometime soon. Up to this point my cars have been mostly European in general, with a few exceptions. I have always been a BMW fan, as my first sports car was an M3 which I enjoyed very much. 911's are another favorite, the rest of the Porsche line doesn't really do it for me. I also enjoy Corvettes, although their approach to a sports car tends to be more so brute force than overall refinement like a Ferrari. And I also like Lamborghinis quite a bit, yes I understand the history but we can all get along, right?