I never said it was exciting. Check the sidebar and you will see that I have firsthand experience with the engine. Plus the engine often is swapped into MR2s and the occasional Elise, and those are pretty exciting cars. Also, an engine is an engine regardless of what car it is put in. The 2JZ may have developed a similar reputation if it was used in the Camry.
"Those who can drive fast only on straightaways are amateurs. Those who've mastered the corners are middle rank. An advanced driver makes the difference not in the straightaways or corners but in the third point."
- Takashi Ryosuke