I just picked up an 09 WRX yesterday. I have been reading various forums including this one for some time now. Although I am a new Subaru owner, I do have some history with the WRX. My step father owned both an 02' WRX and an 04' WRX STi. Lucky for me, I got to drive them both extensively.
Before this WRX, I owned an RSX Type S which was a nice car. It ran very well, it was quick, and even after 7 years looked great! Still, it was time for a new car. All wheel drive, 265hp, nice grunty sound, four doors - SIGN ME UP.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. Here's a pic of my new baby.