Okay - if I'm to hold my hands up on this, and admit a valid REASON for buying a Sportback, it's because my Dad ain't well, and he MAY need to be rushed to hospital at any time. Therefore, having him trying to clamber over my 3 door seats would bring tears to my eyes - especially if he marked the leather !!!
So, it was practicality for me, and keeping the interior in top shape, for why I bought a SB.
NOW.....looking around at all these common 3 doors, I'm glad I chose the SB route instead.....<waiting for the 3 door war>