I used to have an E36 320 (auto), and after dallying with other marques in between, have come back with an E36 328 (manual).
She's only standard atm and dead tatty, but it's the quickest car i've owned to date!
She has lots of niggles and problems, so I suspect i'm gonna be askin for plenty of advice in the coming weeks and months!!!
Anyone with one in the East Mids, there is a social group for us too.