Our 4th Lexus over the past 14 years, and clearly the best ever. Previously drove a '98 GS 300 for 10 years and considered the '08 GS. In the end, nothing compared to the overall comfort, performance, quality, features and styling combination offered by the LS. It is an expensive "value" compared to many other cars in the same or higher price ranges. I recently turned 40, and wasn't sure if I was "old enough" yet for the LS based on the styling of older models. The 2007 / 2008 is a significant improvement in every respect and I have no regrets whatsoever for going luxury instead of sports/luxury. Levinson stereo is incredible and navigation is better than most reviews indicate.
Comfortable ride and intelligent cockpit, Levinson sound system, style, and overall quality
Touchy brakes take getting used to; could use better music indexing on HDD; maybe better wheel styling