It is a great cruiser but it's not a drivers car. The LS was never a performance drivers sedan. The V6 is superior on paper in terms of numbers versus the old V8 but it's likely never coming back. The loss of the V8 has hurt sales but Lexus was aiming for a younger demographic and has failed miserably. They certainly have a lovely V8 for the LC, RC-F and IS 500 they could have used.
The Genesis is losing the V8. Just a twin-turbo V6. All Hyundai knows how to do it try to be the Korean Lexus, except it has a long way to go in dealer experience. Their cars are good but a few stops short of great. I want to like Genesis but Genesis doesn't seem fully committed to anything other than trying to be a Korean Lexus. At that point I'll just get the Lexus.
Totally agree with other comment about Lexus' ugly, huge thimble front grills. I so much want to like/own a Lexus due to the quality - but passed them up twice now - first for a 2013 Audi Q5 then for a 2020 Mercedes GLC300. C'mon Lexus think outside the thimble!