While for sure AWD would turn in better 0-60mph times, and probably sell more cars - I for one hope they don't ruin the car with it. Other manufactures have caved and made their performance cars AWD only in some cases, and eliminated manual transmissions in the quest for faster 0-60 times and more sales. This adds weight, and mostly caters to posers who commute in the cars and don't really use them for what they are intended for in the first place. There is less driver involvement, and much less steering feel when you add awd to a car. Plus you have a harder time controlling the car at the limit when you lose rwd, not to mention the ability to do a nice burnout and chirp the tires when you want too. In most cases, awd cars understeer - unless you have the rare car with the trick torque vectoring rear differential which will help rotate the rear under power in the corners.
Keep the V3 RWD with a Manual trans for enthusiasts IMO.
However, I realize most people probably do not use their V like I do....it is stictly a car I take out for when I want to really have a nice drive, or take to the track. I drive it probably only 6-8 times a month, never in the rain or snow. I am always going to have it, sort of like my 2004 GTO that I bought new and now has 14k miles on it.
I love the HP war going on with manufactures now, its a great time to be a car enthusiast - I just wish it did not result in a bunch of cars that are fast, but not really as fun to drive as they used to be with rwd and manual transmissions. The quest for the fastest 0-60 is ridding the world of rwd and manual trans sedans.
I like awd, I have had two Infiniti G35x cars I leased, and a 2006 Mazdaspeed 6 which was manual trans only and was an absolute blast to commute in, especially in the snow when I put snow tires on it. For an everyday driver, awd is great - just not what I want in a car with more sporting intentions.