I got the STI because I didnt like the tranny in my WRX. The wrx was fun and plenty fast enough but I wanted something faster. I debated against 20g/PPG's but I wanted a warranty.
I have a hard time beating on a vehicle I still owe money on. I'm going to try and not track it till it's either paid off or I can afford to replace it (because insurance doesnt cover on track accidents).
I'm a worst case kind of guy obviously. So worst case is I am running at an Auto-X...something happens and car is totaled. Now I'm stuck with a loan and no car. Of course this HARDLY EVER happens....but I'm still paranoid.
Got the STI for the tranny, power, warranty, and awesomeness in the snow.
Hind sight I should have picked up a cheap 4wd truck for the summer and a used something or another (c5 z06 or something simular).
Oh well I'm rather pleased with my choices...and in a few years I'll hopefully be able to really enjoy the car. Turn it into either an Auto-X car or spend alot of time at HPDE's.
Sorry for the jack Kevlar.