Hands down, the transmission and shifting/clutch are the worst aspects of this car. Lately I have been getting more and more annoyed with it too. I actually cant wait to get a new car whether its a Subaru or something different. The transmission in this car belongs in a tractor. Don't get me wrong, I like the car in general but the trans is just a joke. It's SUPER notchy when shifting; there is no "smooth as butter" at all when shifting that's for sure and the engagement point in the clutch all depends on the day.
They should have offered the rod actuated sti trans in This car. For the number of lgt's that were actually produced, most of us would probably have been more that willing to spend a little more for that transmission.
Eh well. Stuck with it for now!