This kind of topics always put me off the idea to sell my tubby, kinda know what you talk about.
Back in the day when I had a turbo sedan "slepper" I came across many cars (friends, mates, bosses) that made it difficult to come back behind the wheel of my car - just felt shitty to drive after say e320cdi, different story with mr2, just last week I got my hands for couple of hours on 09 BMW520D and 04 V8 Jag, and couldn't wait till finish work and jump back to the two on my favorite back roads
bmw diesel still sounds odd to me, like dublin bus, heavy a lot of plastic I-phone on the wheels - not my kind of car
jag was like driving aircraft carrier and slow for V8 tax
A well sorted and sensibly upgraded two can be very rewarding to drive and easy enough to live with, so much it's hard to find replacement within sensible financial limits.
Great to hear you are back, can I still keep your Blitz SUS ?