OK, so I bought a WRX
I had to drive 5 hours to go pick it up out of state (Ohio), but it was well worth the time and effort. 06' black limited wagon with 21K, very clean and no mods. In the last 2 weeks I've added STI mats, Hella horns, an aluminum dead pedal, window vents, Drag wheels (black with red stripe), Yokahama S.Drive 225.45.17 tires, and 35% tint all around. Will have pics soon as my card reader will not read my latest camera SD card.
So not doing any power mods untill next year but I have a roof rail delete kit on the way as well as prodrive springs, a grillcraft upper and lower grill and the Turbo XS axle back TI muffler, oh and the snorkle delete part.
Thanks to you all for this wealth of information, and for helping me make some of these decisions, and getting through the agony "fun" of it all(do I really want to try and fit 235 tires and roll my fenders and so on?)
By the way I would probably be at a dealer right now test driving after watching the Rally portion of the X games this weekend and Subaru comercials every 5 minutes.