Actually I'm not an alfisti but I absolutely love this car.I'm sure 4Canada remembers this... When he joined the forum he and I got into a little spat about what the point of the 4C was. My view was that the car was made as a "reward" for Alfisti who'd lived and breathed Alfa Romeo their entire lives. And when I took delivery of mine I was even more convinced. It was nowhere near perfect, but felt perfect for me.
The fact that it has ended up bringing a bunch of "newbies" to the fold says more about the fact that you "newbies" were all actually closet Alfisti, than the brilliance of the car.
If you're not an Alfisti at heart, voluntary or not, the car will never really make sense.