Heck of a way to 1st post, but don't have much comment on the other threads and I'm new here:
Male/Mineral Silver/Mojave. No M package -- by choice.
Car purchased as a 3rd vehicle for us -- primary family vehicle and my (likely) daily. The car I bought was off the lot and had to have a subset of options. The M-sport was an option on another x3, but decided against it as that option (and a few others on that car) just wasn't (weren't) what I wanted for the extra money. Having said that, I would have spent for the HUD if it were available, but we needed the car soon and I didn't want to wait to order. I think it's a matter of personal preference; still, I don't know that I would have picked it had I gone the build route.