^I don't know why this is still a common statement. It was true until about five years ago.
08+ WRX's come with steel hoods that weigh 45 lbs so a std cf hood cut about 25 off of that. I did the same thing when my car took hail damage, used the insurance money to get it painted. A dry cf hood I think weighs about 12 lbs for our cars.
I can take it off and put it back on by myself versus needing help with the oem.
Either way op, good luck with the repairs. For the love of god if you get a cf hood please get it painted.