I hear what you are saying, but having the tech effectively sit idle for several more years seems like a very bad idea considering that the competition isn't sitting still. Heck, as I've said before, even Infiniti isn't sitting still with a different model. From my perspective, Infiniti seems to have a preference for letting vehicles languish (such as the Q70's interior and tech offerings), and it looks like the Q50 is going to be no different.
Again, I have been researching the Audi A4 Prestige and it is offering some amazing tech today... the fully digital instrument cluster, the traffic jam assist, plus the tech that we have in the Q50 now, plus other nice features such as ventilated seats, folding mirrors, etc. It seems to me that there is plenty of growth opportunity for Infiniti to offer a full refresh on the Q50 in a few years while still offering upgraded tech in the 2018 Q50.
I am looking for the next vehicle, and if I can contain myself it will be the last vehicle for a long, long time. Therefore, I'm trying to lock in as much tech bang for the buck in a vehicle that I am interested in. I would love to stick with Infiniti but I'm not entirely sold on the idea that the 2018 Q50 will work for me. I would have no problem moving into the Q70, but I can't find anything about the 2018 model and if history is any indication, it will still have the outdated interior with the embarrassingly bad instrument cluster screen and limited tech. I've had a Mercedes and don't really want to go back to that option. I've looked at Volvo, BMW, Alfa, etc. and the only other brand that checks off the boxes is Audi. Unfortunately, it looks like Audi is notorious for extremely limited availability on their top-level trims, so there's that.
2015 Q50 Premium w/Tech (Nannies to the Rescue)