Sweet, man. I got a blue 2005 WRX wagon a couple weeks ago. I'm up in the NOVA/DC/Maryland area. I don't mind automatic transmissions in cars that have no interest for the enthusiast, but I was initially turned off to the WRX when I drove an auto (back before I could drive stick.) The turbo and the auto just don't seem to agree on when it's time to make torque. My 5M/T is getting the job done, though, even while obeying the break-in rules.
Enyhoo, enjoy it.