Nope. Originally I was looking at 00-04 OB wagons, most specifically (if I could find one) a limited or LL Bean in timberline green. Timberline still ranks as my #1
favorite color in the Subaru lineup, followed very closely by WRB. The only reason I was looking at those was DH didn't really like the Foz and they were basically the same as the Baja we already had, only with an enclosed cargo area-I like the look of the 05-09 better but the whole ghost walking thing put me off.
Anyway, I found pics of Blue Fox's car and got DH turned around on the Foz idea. Test drove an 05 that was overpriced but gave us both enough of an idea that we would like them. Proceeded to search 2 months and look at countless rusted POS before seeing the CL listing for mine. Almost didn't call, since we had just driven out to the same area for yet another POS, but DH called-and the next day it was mine :)
It's the perfect size, I've sat in (not driven) the newest body style and find they are too big and mini-vanesqe feeling inside for me. Probably an unfair assessment, but it's just what they feel like to me. It's got good off the line pickup for an 11 year old NA car (I don't need serious g-forces), handles quite well and is comfortable-I LOVE the all weather package (something the Baja doesn't have).
To be fair, in it's current stock state, despite the aggressive (IMO) look of the 03-05 front, it is rather vanilla-especially in gray (very light silvery gray). It looks like a typical grocery getter grandma car, like the white OB wagons. I'm working on a light bar that I'll be adding Hella 500s to, a roof basket, different rims (and a REALLY good clay/polish/wax) that will make it a little more off road Foz than grandmas Forester. I pondered a "rally swoosh" in black on the side but after photoshopping it I'm not so sold. I like some black on a silver (gray) car just for the contrast. Maybe look at a few simple mods to help change the attitude of yours?
It sounds like you may have bought the wrong car for you though, looks can be worked with but general feel, not always. Sometimes on paper/in photos a car seems different than reality. I think you're on the right track-ride it out for a bit and then decide.