Seriously! I haven't read the comments since the video aired, but I remember rolling my eyes at their cries of sacrilege. They didn't seem to get that the comparison was based on price, not on class of car. It was simply about, "What can $25K get you new as opposed to used?"...But man, oh man. The pure butthurt in the video comments from the BMW fanboys is hilarious...
The ST was not built to compete with the M3. It's a performance variant of an economy car, as opposed to a performance luxury car, with a drastically different price range and target demographic. The simple fact that it does compare favorably with regards to driving dynamics is a testament to the ST, rather than a shot against the M3, but the fanboys couldn't see that. They were too busy getting their panties in a bunch.