Thanks for the support, everyone... Yeah, the current plan is to ride out the depreciation hit for 2 years.
, funny you mention BMW! I'm hoping to get an M2, either a lease return or, if I've leveled up sufficiently in life, a new one. Gonna ride out the Forester for a little bit to make sure I really don't like it ;)
I actually researched what I wanted for over a year, and the XT checked off a lot of boxes on paper. But I only took two short test drives and really underestimated how much I'd miss manual transmission and low-end torque (had a Infiniti G37 Sport 6MT before this).