I've driven mine 11,000 km and all downs and ups mentioned are in line with my thoughts.
Actually the 'downs' are relatively small nuisances to me (turning circle, fuel consumption, range). Where it could improve is maybe its weight. But without compromising all of the lauded functionality I don't really see where it could be shaved off.
That said, I wholeheartedly agree with the conclusion. This car is indeed engineered for maximum fun!