Sure did thanks!
ESP is a fun class. IMO, ESP is the near perfect balance of having a fully class prepped car that can win that is also daily driveable without too many sacrifices. ST* leaves out the fun of messing with boost and SM is too hardcore (at the fully prepped level) to be bearable for much long distance driving.
My trans has been fine for 2 years of AX, 1 year with R-comps. I launch it hard (the wheels chirp) but let out the clutch smoothly and evenly. A guy from Buffalo I've AX'd with a few times (sureshot007) uses launch control on his 02 and leaves some stripes and has been fine. He said to just let it out smoothly, but quickly, and you'll be fine. I'm with you on the apprehension of it breaking (especially because this is my only car
I don't have diffs, and certainly could use them. We'll see what happens.