Well, what better first post than to say I JUST got back from the dealer ordering my first Subi!
2013 WRX base, OBP. I added fogs, STi short throw, all-weather mats, footwell illumination (I know...), carbon fiber B-pillars, armrest extension, and side moldings.
From what I can tell, I got a decent deal. I know Evanston was offering a deal for NASOIC members but I paid a premium to buy from the local dealer (Chris @ Subaru Bensenville) for service and warranty peace of mind.
Not looking forward to the 6-10 week wait, but it's my first new car so I figured its worth it to get exactly what I want. Anything worth doing right, is worth waiting for haha.
Thanks for all the resources on this site while I was prepping to buy!