I agree. People never seem to relise that an Aston Martin is more about style and engineering than outright performance. They're designed to be a comfortable but quick grand tourers not a track day car.
I must say if you buy and aston martin it is like buying and B&O Speaker. You might get something with much more performance, say a 599 GTB or even a California. But it is just good looking and sexy. and alot of people prefer it to the 599, like Tiff Neidel and Clarkson.