Emira looks good but as your history shows it will on be temporarily in your garage.
You should look at what I just bough. A 2019 Carrera T . Did a Cobb tune and air cleaner Sharkworks exhaust Tpc module and sway barslol you may be right. For me the GT was too expensive to be comfortable driving around (I can afford it, but just not comfortable doing it!), and I must admit I never warmed to the doors. To put it mildly.
And I don't have room to keep a car I don't enjoy driving. I sold my GT and 993 last year and bought a mint '05 NSX, but it's not really fast in today's context, plus it's gone way up in value already, so I really don't want to drive it either! Here's a recent sale https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-acura-nsx-12/
I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a Cayman GTS (normally aspirated 400HP manual tranny), but wasn't really excited about it. I've had a bunch of air-cooled Porsches and a 944 Turbo Cup factory race car (had that one 29 years), but the Cayman just seemed........boring.
So I was excited to hear about the Emira. I had an Elan in the 80's, an Elise Sport 190 track car (accidentally drove that on the street a bit), and more recently a 2011 Elise, but my old brain found that just too small and too rough.
Geeley has apparently done an OK job with Volvo, and probably for the first time in their existence, Lotus has the resources to do a good car. I expect them to follow with more mainstream cars, err, SUVs, that will make up the bulk of their sales, just like everyone else. If Porsche and Maserati and Alfa can do it, why can't Lotus?
But in any case, the Emira looks pretty nice....