Wow, nothing but crickets... Hopefully there is more activity on here than this or I might have to stick with Scion forums. :P
Anyway, I was able to answer my own question. I just didn't understand the SI-Drive worked. As soon as I realized I needed to be in S# to get real performance, I was good.
So here's my "new" 2008 STi. I picked her up yesterday and am very happy. Kartboy short shifter and Pioneer AVH-P3400BH head unit are on order. LED interior and license plate lights will be ordered later tonight. I'm not new to modding or forums, but I am new to Subie, so I look forward to learning from everyone!