Agree as well. Big fan of StarTex now, thanks to kids and baseball clay / soccer turf pellets, Would like to see a 2.5 version of Onyx, that would make things interesting. Also the heated wheel would be very welcome! I’m confident this XT will last until there is a hybrid offered, which is what I think is my ideal Outback.Really the only thing I wish it had is a heated steering wheel option. Other than that, love the Startex, as it's been holding up great to the beach, snow, and camping grit. Gas mileage could be better, but then again, I'm far from conservative in my driving. It's just too darn fun.
Having said that, I would be curious about the 2.5 Limited, just for the other options and better gas mileage. Still, no regrets.