Most of you must be talking about 4EATs? My 00RS with Cobb CAI, 5Zigen exhaust and grounding mod isn't STI fast, but it's faster than a RSX-S to 60, for whatever that's worth. After that, the RSX takes over. And that's with a very soft launch, no clutch dropping.
But our cars aren't straight-line monsters...they really fly on twisty, messy roads. Rally cars, not dragsters.