I'll never understand the whole "DSMs are unreliable" thing. I've owned 7-8 of 'em at least and never experienced any problem that I didn't cause on my own.
Sure, you see people buying them when they're 10 - 15 years old and being surprised that they then need a lot of work, or they don't do anything and then whine when something does break because they didn't do any maintanance.
Anyway, everybody knows that stock they're pretty slow. Just like any other turbo car, it's how easy it is to make them un-stock that makes them fun to own.