I don't like the e60 either, if they would facelift it and redo the headlights I could live with the rest of the car, but picking on the e60 is like shooting fish in a barrel.
As for the CDV Here
is a link to another thread that talks about a clutch inconsistancy but enclosed is a link to a manufacturer that sells dummy CDV's. I believe they are called Zechausen(?). Side effects to performing this mod? you might enjoy your car more. I have not heard of anyone having a problem after doing this mod.