On the considered options, I really love the ceramic controls. It is more than just the i-drive knob and they look phenomenal. Congrats and enjoy your new car!
Current: 2012 M-Sport 550i X-drive Dinan Stage 2
Gone but not forgotten: 2007 911 Turbo, 2005 911 Carrera S, 07 BMW M Coupe, 07 335 XI, 05 Mercedes R500