Baja's are a niche car. Like the Brat for father it fount a niche and those that have them love. Those that want one will pay to get them which is why the dealers want us to trade ours in. They know they can turn them around quickly.
Wanted a car that could go off road and handle 4 people plus large dogs.
For us it is a fantastic car.
Plus turbo engine fun.
While not ugly to me, the looks are one that people like or hate with not much in the middle. Which is why it went away. Most buys never actually tried one or seriously tested them vs the small 4 door pickups. The only area here where it does not shine is when you want to haul motorcycles or heavier loads. But for the normal stuff and then retain the handling and ride of the Legacy it was a no brainer
Consider the source also ditched the STIs you have to discount this article.