Exactly, this car is an exotic. Exotic translates to impractical, not necessarily easy to drive and just illogical to own. But that's what makes it so ownable by the rich.
I wish Mercedes had decided to stick with the SLR just for styling alone. I do like the SLS' homage to the original 300SL, but the styling just looks a bit dull. It's much better in convertible form. I will say, though, that I do like the fact that the SLS looks like nothing else on the road…well, except for having a very Viper-ish profile.
And the super-long hood design just looks frightening to drive. I wish MB would build a direct R8/NSX competitor. The green light was given to a smaller SLC, which will hopefully be just that.