The earlier cars were smaller and made better rally cars, for sure. The newer ones are more like a GT car and more comfortable on the highway, I'd pick them over the older cars for racing on pavement, while the earlier cars are better for dirt and probably autocross on pavement as well.
Stops faster means the distance required to stop from a certain speed is less. The WRX accelerates and stops faster than the STi because it is a little bit lighter. They both have almost exactly the same motor. The $5k Brembo brakes DO NOT make the STi stop better or faster, they are simply designed to work under extreme race conditions a road car will never see. The stock brakes on a WRX will not hold up to racing use for the most part.
Basically, if you buy an STi and have no intention of racing it, you are poseur and have just spent an extra $12k+ on the little pink STi badge. You are also a complete idiot with more money than sense.
it doesn't make sense because you could get an evo for that money =P.
Because you didn't tell me not to buy them strongly enough in the other thread. Arrived today. I couldn't find a lot of information here about Neil Barrett but the boots seem fine. Last could be sleeker but made in Italy, nice leather, simple-ish design. Guess these are my new winter boots. I do like how it has a full leather insole thing not just half of one like my Paul Smiths and Momas. I always seem to to start to pull those off at the edge where it meets the part under it and have to get them glued back down. You know what I mean? Like the heel part. You know.