I see them as totally different cars. The BMW would make the ideal daily with the added comfort, practicality and decent torque on tap when you want it. The downside is they are everywhere (for a credible reason mind you).
As you've said, you previously had the MK2 so know how it feels etc. The MK1 just brings that added uniqueness, even over the MK2. Its simply nice to have something you don't see everyday, or in fact at all. I couldn't daily mine though, its incredibly harsh. The infotainment system is awful, but I don't use it anyway. Can't even hear the radio because of the road noise - All the best with what you decide on, nice dilemma to have