I got a 2005 WRX wagon in WR blue a couple weeks ago. I haven't gotten as much of a chance to drive it as I'd like, but I've done almost everything with the car it will be used for. On a traditional two-lane sports car road, it was amazingly responsive and powerful (even observing break-in rules). On the highway, it's plenty quick and comfortable. I had a 1993 Honda Accord automatic before this, so I was a little concerned over commuting in slow traffic, but it's not a big deal. The only thing I haven't done yet is autocross it.
I got the car for $22,500 out the door using http://www.autobytel.com. I'm pretty amazed that this much performance, fun, and practicality were available for such a good price.
Anyone with good advice on a compromise daily driver/autocross suspension setup please feel free to comment. I've already looked a bunch at Big Sky WRX's thread. I'm thinking I'll just start off with a CG lock, a little time in DS, then some kind of rear swaybar. Wheels and tires have to wait just a bit, although I know that's the best way to start.