Glad to hear you're keeping it mate.
This is how it's gone with my lass.
I had my classic when I met her. It cost too much to run, so she encouraged me to sell it and buy something sensible, so I did. Ran a VW Boring TDi for 9 months. Went to the lakes in it over Hartside, done nothing but complain about it as it was really really shit.
She told me to buy an Audi TT as the Bora was boring. So I did. Ran that for 2 months and done nothing but complain that it was crap to drive, not as good as a subaru and on the brink of costing a fortune. She told me to sell that at the start of winter.
So I did and bought a Nissan 350Z, which we both loved, but got buried in the snow several times and complained that the car was shite in bad weather and costing me a fortune in days off work, so traded that in for the STi.
full circle, score, I win.
Now all I have to do is keep the car looking standard and tune the suspension and engine