I used to own a 2011 WRX Premium 5-door (fog lights, sun roof, navi, heated front seats, short throw shifter, exhaust tips, exhaust tip finisher) and I loved it. I now own a STI and I don't love it as much (I prefer the 5 gears in general [power throughout the gears - STI bogs a bit in 6th unless at speed]; faster 0-60 as wrx gets to 60 in 2nd gear; because of the gearing and the lighter wrx, I really felt that *head-snapping* acceleration more... I actually loved the sun roof). STI does certainly have good power at higher speeds but how often to I need to go 100mph?! Also, STI breaking and suspension is nice however I don't track the thing (have my GT-R for that ;P ) but rather, use it as my daily driver (and thus don't mind a slightly smoother ride) and I'm thinking that I can have the WRX with the features I like as well as add some stuff and still have a great car.
Money not really being a concern (other than it would be nice for whichever I choose to hold it's resale well; I heard the STIs keep their resale better?!), can you guys objectively convince me one way or the other? I would prefer people that have experience owning and/or driving both to respond, if possible.