Long time overdue for a decent pic and my GTFO of this thread...
It was a LONG and painful journey but just as everyone told me, it was absolutely worth the wait. My 15 year old self gave me a big "we did it!" high-five.
A huge shout out to Chris C., Joe D., and John at Grand Subaru in Bensenville. No nonsense during the entire ~3 month process. Everything was very straight forward and I never once felt like these guys were "car salesman" but rather fellow enthusiasts. They were proactive enough to ask if I wanted my front plate installed and the car washed before pick up. VON, order sheet, VIN etc were all promptly received. I got a call within 30 minutes of the truck driving into the dealer with my car. The price was fantastic and I feel very lucky that these guys are only a few miles away from my house.
Installed Hellas, RA flaps, tints, overlays, and full coverage front bra. Turned over 1000 miles on Saturday and this thing is a BEAST!
Best of luck to all of you still playing checkers in purgatory...