Erro Cory, I'm Mike welcome! Anson has some very good points. My advice would be to take what some ppl say on the forums with a grain of salt. Most ppl are very nice and helpful but there are a few who like to be Internet bullies and flame u for not using the search bar. While they are correct in suggesting a little research, they also don't have to be dicks about it.
But there are a lot of cool ppl on here who genuinely love Subarus and the ppl who drive them. Can't wait to meet u at the BBQ!