But yeah, a consumer lease is a sucker deal for the most part.
That's a pretty big blanket statement.
Who's the bigger sucker? The guy who buys new vehicles every three years because he wants the latest and greatest? Or the guy who acknowledges that he will want the latest and greatest vehicles, and leases them. Becuase trust me, the latter guy is more financially cognizant that the former. It doesn't make you a sucker just because you want the latest and greatest and that's how you choose to spend your money...it does if you don't know how to do it right.
The miles restriction is no big deal. I have a 2nd vehicle to parry that with. The damage is also no big deal. I had tons of small nicks and dings here and there, and the Acura dealership forgave up to $1500 worth in damage. I didn't pay a dime extra.
It's all about your personal situation.