Just to button this thread up, I got the car yesterday. My impressions:
Not as quick as I expected but given the cars I have/had recently, I suppose that's not a surprise. That's not to say it's boring - I really enjoyed driving around in Spokane and even the trip home.
MPG wasn't so great but maybe better after break-in.
I'm pleasantly surprised by how quiet it is on the road. Not luxury-car quiet but way better than expected.
Lastly, the dealer was top-notch. It was also a pleasant surprise to find the General Manager is a guy I knew years ago - a truly good guy. Anyone in the Northwest interested in a Subaru could do way worse than to go thru Subaru of Spokane.