Although it seems that the wrx may have a lot of problems in terms of weak trannies, cels, poor paint, rattles, cheap windshield glass, etc. for a little perspective, check out the "Problems & Solutions" forum on www.clubrsx.com
RSX owners are reporting consistent GRINDING between 1-2 shifts, excessive oil consumption, rattles, cels, and even the occasional blown engine
(although that's probably driver error). And these aren't just flukes...if you look at the threads, they're like 5-6 pages long!
The fact that even Honda has serious problems like these, I think the Subaru is doing pretty good, all things considered. So, all you people having problems with Subaru can feel a little better--you may have had the same problems even if you had bought a Honda.