Hopefully this isn't old news. Here's the recently released Aus-spec '03 STi.
Its price translates into 31k. Notice that the Aus-spec 5mt WRX translates into $23,950, which suggests that the current 32k price prediction may be spot on. I think 30,995 would be ok by me. Even 31,995, as long as AVCS, twin scroll, quality seats, brakes, and other goodies are included. Sure beats trying to upgrade a WRX and jeaopardizing the factory warrentee.
Incidentally, I sent my pre-order deposit in today for an STi from Vally Motors in MD.