I can defend the change. You see, they wanted the regular Lancer to have more space and since the EVO is based off the Lancer, it's now a chunky pig.
I totally agree, it's an ugly car. Especially the side profile. Somebody posted a quote from Tommi Makinen a while ago. He basically said the new larger size made it hard to rotate the car well around those rally turns. I guess WRC isn't as important to Mitsubishi as it used to be.