Sti-q8, don't worry bud... it only sounds lame.
Once you have it tune by ThrottleHappy, I promise you, shes gonna fly!
After the tune, your STi will benefit from smoother shifting, better response, improved fuel economy, terrific performance. All this makes for a very competent and exciting daily driver - especially when having to deal with traffic.
The gearbox and stock tune are the only differences between the manual and automatic. The auto is truly an under rated vehicle. Don't judge it before you try it... especially once it has been successfully tuned.