I recently traded in my 2011 BMW 135i for this 2009 TTS. I have been a BMW guy for at least 16 years; with everything from a '95 325is, '97 540i, '03 M3, '07 M5 and the last '11 135i. I did have an '08 R32 for a little while and I fell in love with DSG on that car. It was just too heavy and a bit slow, but the tranny and quattro (4 motion) was super sweet.
I am also used to modding my cars, (my M3 was SC'd with the works) but I really love this car AS IS. Ok, it sits a little high and I'd love the exhaust to be louder, but I will slowly work on those things. (I had KW coilovers for the 135i even before I got it) I'll most likely end up getting an APR stage 1 tune, because there just doesn't seem to be any downside to it. Possibly a downpipe in the future too, but not sure which one as the APR one is way too expensive.
Onto the pics from today: