Love your car, that looks awesome, as well!
I'm in IT (infoTech) and I've really p*ssed some serious cake into this car. A LOT more than I expected, to be honest initially $6K was my ceiling.
Let me add, that aside from a new OEM tranny, I recently added:
A New (OEM block) Axis Stage II EJ25 Motor, with Cosworth oil pump and CP Forged Pistons. ARP head studs, etc.
Turbo XS (flex) U/P (no more shat U/P gaskets!)
waiting on: A Chargespeed lip and either Beatrush C/F brake ducts or a JDM Big Foglight kit. On the fence right now.
Thanks for the kind words, I really love your car with all the C/F. Very tasteful!