Well got my first up and personal Gallardo experience. Saw one in Monterey last year and was not impressed. MUCH more impressed after seeing it pull up in front of my house. ANd seeing it on the road. Took a very fast, long ride in the car. The performance is VERY impressive. Build quality, even more so. I very much like this car. I also think it is equal to if not better in the looks department than the 360 BUT, After taking a ride in the Gallardo, I gave the Gallardo owner a ride in my 355. And I have to tell you that I had way more fun in the 355. (and I drive this car as my daily driver). Now, I did drive the Gallardo (the owner wouldnt let me), but while the performance was very significant, and the build quality excellent, the Gallardo felt like a German car, not an italian one. It didn't have the incredible sound or soul of my 355. (maybe they will come out with a punched out racer-type exahust which will make me like it better). If given the choice of a Gallardo or the Stradale, I cannot imagine buying the Gallardo (if I didnt have the extra 20k, I'd wait and save). It used to be that the Ferrari was the pretty debutante that you could take home to meet your mother, and the Lambo was the hot slut you had on the side. It seems the roles have reversed!! I sure hope Ferrari does not move the V8 in the direction of the Gallardo, like they have with the 612.