I'm going for Pepper as I don't like the chilli spoiler, I don't want SSP+ or sports seats as they are rock hard, or that bothered by 16" wheels due to cost and difficulty with tyres (although was considering upgrading and selling mine, still not sure). The half leather seats are nice though.
I agree it's only another 700 quid more, but has nothing I really want and like you say, 99% of people have it, and I rather be a bit different! I also think the 7 hole alloys are really class and look excellent.
The 700 quid is being spent on MFSW and climate and a few other bits. On my first MINI I had AC at 600 quid, so it's only another 230 and is really worth it, I get fed up of constantly adjusting the heater controls.
Also a must is the boost upgrade and then going with a MD player rather than single CD, as I was given a bootloader as goodwill by BMW.
Did also have yellow before, which saved 250, but had to have Velvet Red this time, if I hadn't may have dropped a few things and gone with Cordoba leather instead, nice!!