I liked them when I was little, when they came out (I was 9 in 84). When I was in college they were right in my price range - bought my first 86 SE for $600. That Duke blew up a couple years later (rod right through the block) and I bought another 86 from a friend for $300. Drove that one for several year, but once I had kids the 2 seater wasn't sufficient. That Duke was smoking so bad I couldn't pass emissions anyway.
The kids have their own cars now, so I'm selling my family car (MB E500) and getting an 88 Formula. Should be here in a week or two and then I'll get a project thread going.