I've been a bit active over on the a3/s3 forums where i have been doing a lot of reading and researching. I just recently (5pm last evening) picked up my S3. It's quite nice.
I come here from Canada where i have my 2001 audi a4 1.8t sitting in a garage. S3/A3 wasn't available back home in north america, so i had to buy one. Now i have it.
Anyways, i've been in the UK a month now, and I'm hoping this should help speed up the transition