Just purchased my 2011, pearl-white, WRX premium and joined the forums. Not sure if broken glove compartment damper clips have plagued others but I wanted to show a simple fix just in case.
I found the top damper clip tab had been broken off and the glove box basically fell open onto the retaining tabs. I know it doesn't really matter but with the car being new to me I needed to fix it. If you have the same problem and think it's worth trying to fix, take a look at the attachment.
I hope this helps someone!