DJ, I thought the same thing until I test drove my Ultra. Once you get used to reaching forward instead of down, it doesn't bother you at all. And not having the console close in around your legs makes the interior fell HUGE, without giving up the extra storage and armrest that the console gives you. I'm willing to put up with it for the sake of having the biggest sleeper in my city.
The suspension is also incredible. I have the F41 in mine, and it feels just as tight as any SSEi that I've driven, with just a scoche more body roll, but much more forgiving on bad pavement,
The DIC doesn't have a boost readout, at least, not in my 98. I'm planning on putting a small guage up on the dash at the bottom of the A-pillar, where it will be practically invisible, except from the driver'* seat.( No pillar-pods for me, it'* a dead give-away that the car is modded)
I'm going to be beginning mods on mine soon, I'll obviously keep everyone informed.