I considered the 135i, i liked the size but was put off by the looks. I also decided I needed AWD, plus the HPFP issue was a concern.
I didn't like the F30 (ugly, too big imo) so looked at the 328xi and 335xi E92s eventually deciding on the 328xi. It's a nice mix of luxury and sport and fast enough for my daily commute. I probably would have gone for the 335xi but for worries about HPFP failure (my commute is 90% highway and reading reports for cars going limp in the left lane was scary) and concerns over long term ownership cost.