It's a mass appeal small car with decent power now, and longer a boy racer type car. As many have said, Subaru wants to sell cars to the masses, not keep the enthusiast community happy. In this car they have sort of done both by still giving it good power, which if the LGT is any indication is easily improved with a few tweaks, and better handling, but also a generic look and decent space. I really wonder how it will do though since the MPG is sooo lacking compared to other similar sized cars in it's market segment.
That being said, I really am curious to see the 5 door in a different color. I think I will like it more in something other than WRB.