Thanks for the welcome!
The alloys I personally love, though it took a week or so. The car was BMW Melbourne's sales director's ride and he'd spec'd them. I nearly had them changed to the standard "blades" but now I'm sooooo happy I didn't.
As for the reason for the switch, well I went out looking for an ex-demo M3 bargain and came home with the 335i. For me, it's the better car for the type of driving I do...a true GT whereas the M3 was far more focused. I'd still love a drive in the new M3 when it gets here though!