I just picked up a 2012 5 door WRX as an impulse buy and joined to lurk around a bit. I never owned an AWD and am very impressed with the handling. I am not planning on changing things as I have built quite a few hot rods in the past and they were not daily drivers by the time that I got done.
I did sign on to hang out and search when a question does arise that is model specific as I appreciate the knowledge base that forums contain.
Indeed, welcome aboard! If you do become interested in modifying your ride, this site (Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC) contains a wealth of knowledge to help get you going in the right direction. Warning: the mod bug bites hard.