I had a 99 Miata and loved it. I hope this MG is all it's cracked up to be and well made. I can't wait to test drive one once it's available in the US, though I hope they don't price it out of my range.
The exclusivity of it along is worth buying over the current Miata, which by the way, is ugly as hell... yuck. The Solstice and Sky are nice, but too "flashy"; trying way too hard if you will. At least from the pics this MG is really great looking - classy and tasteful.