My wife also like the higher vehicle after coming originally from an M3 to the Cayenne then the Macan Turbo . Part of her reason is that she works in an area that can flood easily even though we live in an area which doesn't . She also likes the visibility . I have spoken to many women who liked SUV's when they had small children even though the Macan is one such vehicle which does not work as well as others . One woman told me that having the higher vehicle is easier on her back when placing the child a car seat . That makes total sense to me .I first did a BMW X3 in 2008. Really because my wife wanted to sit up higher. She had a $18K off-road excursion in the car in early 2009 and it took many trips back to the body shop and dealer to fix niggling little problems. After my wife passed away in early 2010, I traded the X3 on my personal preference for a family truckster, a 2011 BMW 328i Wagon (with manual transmission, M sport, etc.) Loved that car! It was purchased by Enthusiast Auto as one of the last of the manual transmission wagons imported by BMW.
After remarrying in 2012, sold that wagon to get a 2014 X3 for new wife. The Macan will replace that X3. In a perfect world, I would not own an SUV, except that BMW has stopped selling wagons in the USA and the Macan -- particularly the GTS -- is just such a perfect package. I'm really looking forward to ordering and taking delivery.