My sentiments exactly. We have a 200 series as well which I love and prefer on the highway, but everything else you mentioned is spot on and why we are very happy with our 150.I had a 100, was looking to get a 200, and ended up with a 150. I ultimately ended up getting something smaller, as I live in Seattle, and it just fits everywhere better, in the city and on the trails. I also got a killer deal on a base model, and have been adding OEM features as I go at a fraction of the cost. Just the ones I want, no packages for thousands of dollars. All of those thousands went into suspension, wheels, tires, roof rack, and my specific little upgrades. You get the smaller size (relevant to me) of a 5th gen, but a v8, what feels like better visibility to me, and it's just nicer. Plus people always ask me... 'wait, that's a Lexus??'