Just when I thought the IS is the perfect car for me I read all these complaints of the soft paint. I'm planning on getting a new car very soon and had pretty much narrowed down my choice to a solar yellow IS my other choice is a 325ci). Should I be concerned with this problem or am I just being too paranoid? I really need some objective/non biased comments about this issue. This will be my first car and I want it to be a good experience. I'm one of those people who sees every little detail so the paint chips will definately bug me. Thanks, any input is appreciated.