Fun toy is exactly the term you can use. Unlike the 3 various air cooled versions I owned and drove during the week and re-tuned on the weekends, the water cooled versions were designed to be trouble free daily drivers, and they are. Even the A/C systems are ice cold. But make no mistake. when service is needed, remember it is a German vehicle so parts and labor will be over and above Japanese and American toys.
On your first drive, cruising or letting it stretch its muscles, look in the rearview mirror at your smile. This car, once a rear heavy, oversteering (but still lovable) machine, now acts an behaves like any sports car. But, brake into the curve and DO NOT accelrate until you are just about to exit the curve. Sorry, I am a driving instructor to those learning their track cars, so to me every one is a student.
Before you buy, I recommend you test drive a Cayman, the coupe-based Boxter. It is by far the most well balanced in Porsche's sport lineup.
Would I make the leap? Absolutely.