Yeah, I have test driven the V6, and if I do the Rav4, I think that's the way to go. I'm used to a V6 in a sedan, and while I've thought about going to an i4 to save on fuel, I think I'd miss it too much, especially on an SUV. Both the engine itself and the 5 speed transmission seem to make it much more refined and fun to drive. Yes, I'm sure the X3 drives better, but it costs a few bucks more too.
I will have to get used to SUV handling with it though. I punched it coming off an exit ramp stop light, aiming for the inner one of the two lanes to get back on the highway going the other way. I felt like it was going to go airborne, and ended up in the outer turn lane.
Luckily nobody was there (I was watching before I tried it), and the sales guy wasn't with me on the test drive.
I really do find myself torn -- both ways -- on the design even today, which is why I worry about how I'll feel down the road. Some days I look at it and say that I like it and can see myself driving it. Other days, I'm convinced it's not right for me. There's still a big part of me that hasn't accepted the idea of driving any SUV as a single guy though, and it's hard to separate that feeling from any feelings specific to the Rav4.