Historically, the black Alcantara Headliner has always been a desirable M car feature not available on any other 'lower' model. Recently, BMW started pushing black Anthracite Headliners on Sport pckg cars, probably to emulate the M look. This may work great on most color combinations, not so on others. I'm surprised that if your reaction was so strong, you simply didn't refuse delivery. Spending this kind of money on a new car and not being 100% satisfied???