KMA2 - great choice on DP and exhaust! I'm running the same MadDad on my hatch, and feel it's perfect for us older guys (52 here). I hope it meets your expectations.
As I'm sure you're aware, these upgrades are just the beginning. I started out with a MadDad shorty and Whisper CBE last year with a Cobb pro-tune. Then the modding bug hit me, and it hasn't stopped. One benefit for some of us 'older guys' is that resources are available to continue adding power and suspension upgrades.
My wife also enjoys the entire experience in the car, and looks forward to a long drive every weekend. It's a DD for me, so I enjoy it every day. I hope you do also.