As a mercedes owner, I have had to GIVE UP my nitpickiness long time ago. Can't afford to be nitpicky anymore - the damn car has SO MANY problems! I have learnt to ignore many things. Its not a Honda or a Toyota where you can go after every single problem, since there will be so few! After all, its a mercedes.
Pardon my sarcasm, but its time to face the reality and stop deluding ourselves. Lets call a spade a spade. The best car of the last 100 years is very unlikely to be anywhere near the best the next 20. Nobody is questioning the past of Mercedes, its the future which is seriously in doubt. Its already turning into a rebadged CHrysler!