I like you and I like the Bronzo. I didn't sign up for it when it came out, but I've grown to really like it through the pics and strap combos posted over the last year or so. One thing I like about it is that it's a totally unique Panerai; kind of like the 249. (yeah, oops).
Regarding the metal itself and its properties, I love the poor man's bronzo that I bought, including the patina and the way it looks on different straps. So, if I had the chance, I would buy a 382 for retailish. If your influential voice as an OG Risti has the effect of drastically driving down prices and flooding the market, I owe you a steak.