Well more power to you if thats what you like thats fine. BTW, the 335i started production in 2006 (2007 model), it was probably a 330i (E46) that you drove.
There are some of us who do like to mod quite a bit. Being a realist, I have no use for such power in stop-and-go traffic, so it doesn't really appeal to me for what I use my car for. Plus a modded eclipse (despite being good for what it is) is sadly portrayed as a ricer icon. You can thank all the boy racers with loud fart cans for that stereotype, even though it may not apply to you directly. Almost anything can be made to go fast. Really, thats not whats important. To each their own, however.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
-- Henry David Thoreau