Every time a new gen/refresh comes out, everyone hates it... & than slowly that subaru ugliness creeps up on you. Fast forward a year, everyone loves it lol.
The WRX looks more subtle now. Which IMO i prefer. Im not embarrassed to drive it somewhere and look like a "boy racer". Looks more grownup while still being aggressive.
Driving it as a DD is MUCH improved. Better interior, quieter, better ride comfort, more compliant on our ****ty roads, & MUCH better gas mileage.