Yeah, I could buy a Pro SR and a new MINI Cooper SE and have two new EVs for barely more than an XLT ER.
The bigger battery would be nice, but I doubt I can justify it for how much more it costs.
Not to mention, currently tax credits drop off after the MSRP reaches a certain amount (currently $40k). Meaning the Pro SR would net me an additional $12,500 in tax credits (which I'm able to utilize). That makes the Pro SR a $27,495 vehicle vs the XLT ER which currently doesn't qualify for the rebate. That becomes a $32,500 difference. There is no way I can justify spending $32,500 extra for an Extended Battery that I may realistically use a few times a year. Yeah, a little less performance, yeah I don't get the faster charger (which I can still purchase later on and sell the standard one), but neither of those are worth $32,500.
I was initially all in on the XLT ER, now I'm all in on the Pro SR which I can customize with aftermarket equipment after I get it.