Yeah, your points are well received.
I do not know if the article had an agenda or not. Who knows.
The do tend to like the newest kid on the block, but also as time moves on things do in fact improve.
Is the Focus ST better than all other FWD hot hatches. In my book it may be. Would I buy one over a WRX or STI. Not sure...about the STI, but maybe I would take one over WRX. I would have to modify the WRX to get it to feel like the ST, where as the ST is great right out of the box.
6 in one hand
half a dozen in the other.