The fact that it doesn't have side airbags won't stop me from buying the car, but I am surprised and a little disappointed. It seems to me they should be available (at least as an option) especially since the new Miata will have them.
I thought I remembered hearing that by '07 all cars had to have them standard? Anyways, most of the GM cars today either have them standard or on the options list, so I guess this really is a "back to basics" roadster.
I second what Fortimir said: "Just don't crash" Besides, if a Solstice gets in a wreck that would be a tradgedy!