I was always excited to hear about the Z2/Z3 rumors being a back-to-basics RWD roadster/coupe because I would love to pick up a vehicle like this some day. If they truely are considering FWD for this vehicle, then that is unfortunate.
While there have been great handling FWD cars like the Integra Type R and BMW's own Mini Cooper S, I would not consider a sporty roadster on a FWD platform.
I've frequently thought about picking up a used Z4 M Coupe, which is soundling more and more like the route I may go. Or possibly a Subaru BRZ. There are so many great choices between new and used cars out there these days.