Wow Jeremy...you really hit the nail on the head with ALL of that.
They really do need to step up and improve on quality of the ENTIRE car. Yes they have taken steps in the right direction and are starting to add nice creature comforts and all...but the quality of some materials, the build quality, and other comforts need to be considered now.
We all know very well that mechanically...Subaru is top notch. That is quality. But like Jeremy said, put a better audio system in. So many cars now days actually do have decent sounding systems. Not everyone wants to spend $500+ to upgrade.
The fuel economy will have to be improved going forward. How is it that even Ford can have a Mustang with a 300+ horsepower V6, and still get 31mpg or the Taurus SHO's 365hp TT'd V6 that gets high 20mpgs...and a 2.5L 4cyl Subaru can't manage 30mpg?
Some of these things, I hope they begin to start thinking about, outside of the box. And yes...bring us that diesel boxer!!!!