I miss bangle too. This new 6 doesn't do it for me. Also I was in the showroom the other day and there were a 5er and 7er both in white beside each other. They are SO overall similar - definitely BMW is trying for the family look like they had back in the days with the e38, e39 and e46.
With this 6 series it is so close to being perfect, but it's just not there. E92 however shows how good it is when everything is spot on.