I have been wanting one of these since the first year they came out. I am not disappointed and would have taken the plunge sooner but my 97 Honda Odyssey just would not wear out. I finally passed it on to someone who appreciated it. The Element has it all - my dog agrees. Plenty of space, fun to drive, Honda reliability and goes thru the snow and ice in Wisconsin like you're driving in July. The clamshell doors are kind of a pain in a tight parking lot but you figure it out. The stereo system is great and the satellite radio rocks. I like being able to just take my bike at the end of a ride and roll it into the back end. The floor cleans up from muddy dogs with ease.
Favorite features are the flip open back end and the flip up seats. The back seats flip up in about 15 seconds each and you can pull them totally out in just a few minutes after you get used to it. I like to crank the front seat all the way up. Same visibility as in my old Trooper
It would be nice to have a telescoping steering wheel. HD radio would also be good.