John, welcome to the madness!
I do like the notion that a smaller house and a few toys is better than a big house.
If a Spyder catches your fancy there's no turning back. I chose to make the car something I(and my wife!) liked. The rest of the world can suck it.
It is raw. Immediate. Loud, raucous. Rides surprisingly smoothly. Accelerates great. Brakes very well. It's predictable and neutral, right up until you exceed the limit. Then almost impossible to catch, unless you know it's coming. In other words: FUN FUN FUN!
About 98% of the local PCA guys love the car. There are a couple who will never look at anything WITHOUT a P VIN fondly. But that's OK, they never will "GET IT".
For those "Goldilocks" days, it is quite the enjoyable ride. Too hot or too cold, not so much. Cold is better as I have heat and heated seats. Baking like a potato is not fun. It's even worse with an all-aluminum interior.