I have been reading this thread for too long. Placed an order for a 2012 SWP 5-door STI on May 1st. After waiting 14 weeks from that date I was told my order would be rolled into a 2013 model. That order went in when the system opened up on Aug 15th and I got the call yesterday that the vehicle arrived. Went to the dealership to finalize paperwork and will be picking it up today at 6pm. It has been a long and frustrating wait but getting to see the car and knowing I will be driving it tonight made it all worth it.
P.S- First Subaru I have owned and couldn't be happier about the purchase. Will post pictures in the near future once the car is home and we have some nicer weather here in NY.