Random update: I recently sold my '07 STI - something I never thought I'd do, but I just felt like the time was right.
I ended up banking a little money and bought a '15 Honda Civic Si coupe as a new daily and left the Type RA as a garage queen.
I definitely miss the GD and going from about 420hp (crank) to 205hp has been quite an adjustment.
I've got a few odds and ends that never made their way onto the STi for sale, but it's been about a month and it's getting a little easier every day.
I'll still be posting here, but I wanted to say thanks again to everyone who supported both my GD and I throughout its various stages - thank you very much!