Okay, well now that these guys mention it, I guess there is one good point to the automatics blue shark...
Manual Subaru's distribute their power through a 50/50 split center differential, meanwhile the Automatic Subaru's get the magical powers of the VDC (vehicle dynamics control).
The VDC will change the 'split' ratio to adapt to road conditions (i believe it starts at 45-55 under normal conditions and then removes torque from the wheels loosing traction up to the 90-10). It can also activate each tires brake independently to help keep traction. It pretty much makes them impossible to get stuck, a real good feature for outbacks/ crosstrax. But chances are with a turbo car you really don't need it.
Check out this video, it's really funny seeing other companies trying to compete with subaru's monopoly on traction