I would like to have leather, but got cloth....why?
Well, cause I was not able to wait 6 weeks to 6 months to get a special order car, they had a rex on the lot, and I got what they had. Plain and simple.
I would have liked to get the HIDs and leather, but all that was available within 150 miles the week I got mine was one premium (which I bought), 3 base WRX, and on base STi (which I could not afford).
There is one other point, though it does not help resale value....from what I have read, the stock leather is not real high quality, but after market you can choose the grade of leather.