Quite a number of us on here have previously owned one or more flat sixes, including myself. Did I love the sound of my previous flat sixes at high revs? Yes, I think the howling banshee wailing a flat six can produce is absolutely spine tingling. However on the road, unless you constantly drive around in a low gear or exceed the speed limit to a potentially licence losing degree, then you'll rarely hear it. That's actually more of a problem than you might think, because there's no denying (at least not from me) that you can get quite addicted to that sound & I rather enjoy having a driving licence. Saying that, the sound of my 718 Boxster S has grown on me & in purely performance terms the turbo fours as fitted to them are in a different league. That's why many of us previous flat six owners chopped our cars in against a 718. The superior torque at low revs makes them far quicker in real world driving against the previous models than even the figures would suggest. As for the detractors, I find it all a bit pathetic really. After all, I don't know about you, but if I dislike something I just avoid it. I certainly wouldn't waste over 2 years whinging & whining about it. I partly suspect it's largely fuelled by how embarrassingly superior the performance of the 982/718 turned out to be compared to the model it replaced & going on about the sound acts as their little comfort blanket & they're desperately clinging onto it with both hands .These responses are much appreciated. I have been visiting the other Porsche sites where lots of 718 detractors exist. Their sour comments led me to investigate the 981 GT4, but I am still very committed to my 2019 CGTS order.