Also, I read super street. I like the magazine, the articles, (some) of the models, and the "readers rides" section that I don't see anywhere else.
Anyway, I understand the desire for a new WRX over STi when it comes to price, but the STi, is still a better car stock. Thus there's no need to want to upgrade it immediately. The power, handling, and tune are solid (because they're from the factory).
Not to mention, if I've got the cash for a new WRX, I'd rather go pre-owned and get an older STi.