Originally Posted by jsedlak
I think it's a matter of striking a balance between options, usability and not over-engineering the car.
As well as perceived tradition. BMW buyers are a conservative bunch, a conservatism to which BMW actively caters.
It is fascinating to witness the howls of protest when BMW makes a small change, be it styling or function.
The trick seems to be to pretend the irrational aspects of these cars equal personality.