Just out of curiosity what would you look at getting instead of the 6 series?
I completely agree with you that this is really frustrating, in my opinion they should have never even tried a mid year upgrade.
Actually I am not sure why they even choose to upgrade the system now when they expect to release the idrive touch in some models next year. This is my first bmw so I really don't know what the company usually does, but it is possible they could be thinking to skip this idrive upgrade and put in the touch system next year. But either way they should be giving the customers more info so that they know what to expect.