Welcome! Thread title was confusing, but you meant about the vehicles, lol!
I've driven sports cars/bikes most of my adult life including 3 different 4 cyl AWD turbos, so I know where you're coming from. I actually kicked around the STi idea before buying my 2nd wrangler. Very different ride obviously but still fun in it's own way.
PS-I'm also an IT guy (on the network side, CCIE sec) it's funny that so many are into cars and the outdoors.