I owned many of the British cars of the late 50s and 60s and in many ways this car reminds me of them.
Putting the top up is a one hand operation but the improvement is that you don't need a snap on tonneau cover to make it look good when it's down.
I think for the money that the MX-5 roadster is one of the best buys out there.
The handling is great and the ratios used in the 6 speed are also very nice.
Even in 6th gear you have plenty of torque to handle steep grades without shifting down.
Give me a twisty mountain road and turn me loose!
The only improvement that I could see that would help somewhat is a bit more padding in the seats.