Who cares if it LOOKS bland (which I don't agree with), isn't the reason you buy one because its a RWD, V8 motivated family sedan?
LOL, 'enthusiasts' make me laugh. We complain about the death of V8's and RWD and here Chevy is giving us exactly what we want, yet its not 'exciting' enough, as if one could quantify excitement on a scale of 1 to 10 and engineer that into the vehicle.
What makes the SS exciting is the fact that its a sleeper. Plain Jane until she rips your face off like a muppet.