Ron T...doesn't ring a bell, but I'm usually bad with names.. where did you meet him?
I did talk to someone about the stone guard, but his feeling was that since it cost so much to put on and stuff ($500+) that you'd be better off saving that money and get a new paint job if you need it down the line.
I did end up stopping by ABT to get a system installed, and while I was there, they mentioned that the STi's are all coming in to get their stereo's installed...
my daily commute is nearly 20 miles each way, and all over local roads, and to be honest with you, I think the car is too fast for local roads. you mash the pedal and suddenly you're...at the speed limit...it's fun on the merging lanes, but it's like the car is saying, "but I can do so much more than this..."