Picked up the Model S P85 last evening at the Dallas service center. Absolutely blown away. There are no words to describe the feeling and excitement when you first see your baby. We spent about an hour doing a walkthrough (because of this forum and countless videos, I already knew and got the jist of all the bells and whistles but was good to have a run-through anyways). The gentlemen was very friendly and informative, got everything checked off on the very detailed check-list and everything was good to go. Not a single issue to report. Drove off onto the highway being extremely cautious and as soon as I turn out of the service center, some big truck with those annoying exhaust pipes in the bed jetted off as soon as he saw my car. I saw a lot of black smoke in my rear view. I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of this happening in the future and can't believe why an earth-friendly car would illicit such an obnoxious response. In the 20min of the first drive, I must have had a half a dozen people looking into my car and smiling and giving acknowledgement. It was a great feeling and lot of admiration for a beautifully well built car of the future. I am not a flashy guy by any means but this car really is getting a lot of attention. I really love the red on it, I would have preferred a deep ocean blue if it was available but this is just such a gorgeous color. It's bold and makes a statement.
My wife took me out to dinner to celebrate and in the parking lot, had people come up to talk about the car. This is all literally in the first several hours leaving the lot. I can say as pioneers and early-adopters, we are going to pave the way for the future of this company. All we can do is praise the car and share our passion of the Tesla and it instantly rubs off on others.
To everyone on the forum, thank you all for your insights, feedback, generosity, suggestions and help. I will continue to be on here and though I did not write too many posts, I felt like part of the Tesla community and being part of something bigger than any of us can imagine. But for now, my lady in red calls for a little play time.