Same here, but if you ggot the all weather package and moon roof and fog lights then dont fret! You can switch out the tranny down the road when it becomes less expensive, thats what Im doing. IIRC it about 7k total, without labor. I think there is an incompatability with the speedometer but earlier models have always found a way around such things.
One of the major reasons why I didnt get the STi was its lack of options, there are tons of mods to do before hand. It almost felt like the STi was stripped down rather than loaded up with creature comforts. I know it all makes it ligter, more racing aspiring, but cant there be both?