Radeon, lets be honest we like Subaru and in many cases its the best bang for the buck; but it's not always the best buy. Also I'm not going to pretend that the R is the most refined car, but it is better than anything Subaru makes, that is a fact that is easily proven by a novice shopper. Simply compare the interior bits....when your dash is rattling (how do I know this? I drive a 2011 Impreza and owned a 06 STI) alot goes out of the window.
And the dealership experience Subaru's are not immune. The ECU leaves a time stamp after any flashing. It really depends if the dealer even cares to make a deal out of it.