Proud "new" owner (Nov 2012) of a 2013 WRX four-door in Plasma Blue Pearl here. First time owning a WRX, though I've had my nose pressed up against the glass for a long, long time.
My previous was a 1995 Impreza LX Wagon, painted a color I liked to call "utility green". She gave me many good years - I even brought my baby son home from the hospital in that car. But I had to donate her after 200k miles and a harrowing alternator failure on the Hutchinson River Parkway at rush hour (those in the NY area will likely be shuddering right now). Alternator swap is not major as such, but let's just say it was the last straw.
So I've got 8K miles on the Rex and I am enjoying it more every damn day. The interior is cheap, the stereo sucks, the turbo lag is a bit horrendous - but GOD I LOVE THIS CAR. It goes like stink, the handling is just the right balance of taut and forgiving, the steering is feather-light yet arrow-accurate. The seats are comfy, it's great in crap weather... I could go on, but I'm preaching to the choir.
OK, one more - my 5 year old daughter loves it. She asks - nay, demands - that we put on some "noisy music" and wind it up tight in 2nd gear on the way to camp. Also, she picked out the color on the Subaru "build-your-own" website. She has impeccable taste.
Anyway, I've got the sickness now, so I figured I'd come here to commiserate. Please feel free to damage my marriage by suggesting best mods and track-day venues for a CT-based newbie.
Oh, and here's a pic. Thanks for listening.