The long and short of it is that I am starting a new job Monday and will be doing a decent amount of mileage over the next 6 months - and I must get to where I'm going. If my car decides to die at the side of the road in the pouring rain, I need to be able to call up BMW assist and for them to take my car away, fix it with no hassle, and to leave me with a hire car. I won't have time to start taking my car apart at the side of the road. Once the warranty expires next year, I'll be getting a cone filter and JB4 straight away.
Filter is still for sale and will make your N54 BMW sound great! I would have thought this would have gone by now!