Yeah but then again look at what he was buying...Jeep, Jaguar, Dodge, Hummer...One of the reasons I went with the Subaru was because I expected it to be better engineered than the alternatives.
At any rate, it seems like a lot of people are taking this thread and other related ones to personally. We are simply attempting to collect some data on the problem with the 09's. Yes any product that is mass manufactured will exhibit some failure rate. Everyone knows this.