It is a neat car. And all cars are compromises. They(Toyota and Subaru) were going for low CG and light weight in a street legal car; they achieved that. AWD was a casualty of the quest for lightness. The handling dynamics are probably great, no doubt better than a WRX/STI.
But, very mediocre power in an enthusiast's car like this seems like a mistake. Hopefully the next version will have an extra 80hp or so. That would be a fun ride.