It is, what it is folks...
BMW is at heart, a profit driven, growth seeking enterprise. I see the expansion as evolving and the staying competitive in an increasingly crowded market.
While the fwd BMW variants may be troublesome to loyal enthusiasts, it's BMWs way of broadening up their customer base, and opening doors for their traditionally, larger, RWD, more powerful models.
As long as they continue to evolve their engine technologies, ///M, and overall driving dynamics, I'm okay with the expansion.