I was checking out this month's C&D and they did an interesting test of EPS vs HPS using two similar BMWs with different systems. A 528i with EPS and a 535xi with HPS. It was a blind test with their editors and, to their own surprise (after all their bitchin' about EPS for years), they actually preferred the feel and response of the EPS system.
Beyond this being a sort of vindication for BMW's efforts, it made me reflect on my own experience which is: frankly I can't tell the difference between systems. I have driven several EPS cars (new 5 er, old & new Z4, new 3er, new 1er) and have never found the steering wanting. I mean, I can sense that some cars have more feel than others (say, a 5er vs a 1er) but not a difference between systems (old 3er vs F30 3er).
Do you notice the difference? Any real preference? Non-issue?
And Raza, remember your car was one of the EPS pioneers and if your comments are anything to go by, you love it (only the Z4M had hydraulic steering).