I have to say after owning multiple BMW car over the year from E46, E39, E60, E65, and E92 that those had great steering feel. I am not liking the steering feel of the new F10 550i or 528i that I recently drove.
I think the electric steering needs some serious work to make it more on par with the fantastic feel of previous BMW steering's. As far as ECO friendly goes I have no problem with that. I think with the current fuel prices we need BMW to make more fuel efficient cars that are equally fun to drive.
On the side note though the newer F10 has much nicer interior and much more room then the E60. In fact room wise I felt it was on par with the last generation E65 7 series of mine.