I agree with all the points, that's why I picked the WRX myself. And, with my Borla exhaust and it's low tone, it kind of reminds me of the 5.0 sound in a weird way.
Here was my criteria when I was looking for a new car. Only the WRX fit it.
1.) Four doors: I have two car seats back there
2.) Full sized trunk so I could pick people up from the airport, or take people to lunch.
3.) All Wheel Drive since Chicago weather blows
4.) MPG rating of 20+
5.) Priced under 25k
6.) 0-60 time of less than 6 seconds
7.) Good reliability ratings from Consumer Reports
I think the WRX is the perfect combo of everything I wanted in a car, since at the time of purchase I couldn't afford a winter and summer car. (To be honest, I still can't) !Cry!
You get a sports car, a family car, and the all weather capabilities of an SUV all in one package.
The car was great stock, but once I put the mods on I was hooked. I think I'll always have a Subaru as my daily driver no matter what weekend toys I can afford one day.