I just wanted to clarify, I'm not upset with the dealers, etc., I just think it would be nice for them to send out a couple of floating ECU's for the cars that are affected, since there is only one reflash location. Kind of a dealer "core" deposit. then, if a dealer had more than one to reflash, they could send the previous ECU in for reflashing for the next customer, who wouldn't have to wait. The dealer could schedule the appointments 6+ days apart to save the customer the wait time.
If the reflash is to be implemented on future STi's, which is probably the case, it would be much better to be able to order a reflashed ECU, and have your dealer send yours in for the reflash treatment for Subaru to send to someone else, or put in a new car, and save the 4-6 days of inconvenience. This might all be a horrible idea, if the ECUs are VIN marked or something like that, though.
I'm guessing Subaru might not be too excited to provide a rental car for those affected, to get them through the 4-6 days without their daily driver?