I bought this baby right off the showroom floor. Mine has the white exterior with the gray leather interior which all the "Ss" have. The options included with my S8 package are what sold me. Plus, the wheels and exterior package make it unique enough that I felt I didn't need to step up to the SRT. The HEMI more than comforts my need for power and it handles more than adequately for a car its size.
Options, options, options, equal value. I also own a 2007 BMW 335I optioned HARD. Even though my S8 doesn't feel as athletic as my Bimmer it feels more mature with more options. For trips I pull out the HEMI!
The Bimmer has taught me that you need steering feel. The S8 handles nicely, however, you have to feel the suspension instead of the steering wheel. Big difference going from car to car. Comparatively, my Bimmer feels like a go cart vs a bumper car.