I like the 3 GT and I like that there is now a greater choice across the 3 series model line up.
If you dont like it, don't buy it. I bet others will and yes profit is the name of the game. But profit = growth = economies of scale. Enter the 320i at roughly $32K which is not such a bad thing is it?
2015 911 Carrera GTS
2011 535xi GT