Congrats on your purchase! I am a Mazda fan and used to own a MazdaSpeed 6 GT. I loved that car and was very sad to have to sell it. I hear ya 110% about the Impreza... I feel the same exact way that you do. I have absolutely 0 emotional connection with my Impreza and add that to the fact that it's been 3 months waiting for a new engine because of oil consumption, I can't wait to get into something else... preferably another Mazda. I really like the look of the new Mazda 6 and 3 and plan to test drive both very soon.