I've read a lot about ringlands and it's still happening today. It's also still happening on stock cars. The trend I do see is this happening far more in the STI versus the WRX. In my reading, I'm seeing a high occurrence on stock tunes. I can't accurately state it happens more on stage 2 or not. Maybe a poll is in order. My point is this: Go Stage 2 but do it on a conservative tune. Make sure safety is your priority, not power. A tuner can make the proper adjustments for this. If you're using your AP, Cobb tunes leave power on the table, but the trade-off is safety. You're rolling the dice either way, so do what makes you happy but do it correctly.