FYI on the 05' top you refered to... my 05' looks just as good as it did the day I received it. It's all in how you take care of it.
Moving to the cloth top will be interesting. Different cleaning and care.
Good to hear...I think the car I saw was a little ragged.
On cloth top care, not difficult. Use a product called "Raggtopp" or the treatment sold by Porsche dealers. Both get great reviews. I used Raggtopp on my Boxster, sold to a friend, and it still looks good today after 10 years..
Here's a link to care and products for both cloth and vinyl tops: Convertible Top Care Products. 303 convertible top care and Wolfsteins Raggtopp Products