Wonderful little car. When you get this car, you're not just getting a vehicle to get from point A to B. You're getting a lifestyle. You're getting other friends (Miata fanatics) on the road. You're getting looks from girls. You're getting an "in" to a worldwide base of Miata enthusiasts. You're getting exhilaration on your morning commute (I can't tell you how many coworkers complain about the drive to work...but never me!). Mazda has the right to put "pure fun" in the official list of features.
Sexy looks, "whiptastic" handling, driving at 6K rpm, many mods available.
I don't drink in my car, so the cupholder is a moot point. And the "problem" about more horses has been addressed in the newer Miatas. Otherwise, for a person under 6 feet tall, this car is perfect.